Category Archives for American Teens

Lynn: Texting is the new parenting

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I’m exhausted. I just had a lengthy and very heated discussion with both my daughters — at the same time, … Continue reading

29. August 2014 by Lynn Armitage
Categories: American Teens, Family, Manners, My Kid Really Said This, Parenting, Technology, Uncategorized, Values, Women, Young Adults | Leave a comment

It’s a book!

Because I’m a mom of four children and an author of four books, I am an authority on the ways … Continue reading

28. April 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Faith, Family, Parenting, Values | 1 comment

Melissa Henson: Why TV ratings aren’t helping parents

The latest episode of Fox’s The Following, a sophomore drama about a charismatic serial killer with legions of followers who … Continue reading

28. March 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Family, Media, Parenting, Technology | Leave a comment

In parenting, happiness is not the goal (Really!)

Take the time to read this phenomenal blog post at Huff Post Parents called, “It Is Not My Job to … Continue reading

06. March 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Faith, Family, Parenting, Values | Leave a comment

Raunchy t-shirts? $600. Teachable moment? Priceless.

This week, a Utah mom made news by buying up nearly $600 worth of t-shirts that she decribed as indecent, … Continue reading

21. February 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Common Sense, Consumerism, Cool Women, Fashion, Values | Leave a comment

How one coach turned a LaxBro into a well-mannered young man

A majority of adults believe our culture is more rude and less civilized than a generation ago. If you recently … Continue reading

08. January 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Common Sense, Family, Manners, Values, Young Adults | Leave a comment

Lynn: Teach your children (sons) well

This past weekend, my 16-year-old daughter attended her Homecoming dance with her very first date ever. It was an epic … Continue reading

15. October 2013 by Lynn Armitage
Categories: American Teens, Education, Family, Feminism, Manners, Mom Warned Me, Parenting, PC Values, Uncategorized, Values, Women, Young Adults | Leave a comment

Peace be With You, Sweetheart

Teachers love their classrooms. They are our domain, our playing field, our office, our zone. For 180 days these walls … Continue reading

12. September 2013 by Mary Gates
Categories: American Teens, Education, Faith, Family, Religion, Work | Leave a comment

Marybeth: Teachers required to wear undies; union balks

  At first I figured the Daily Caller was just using a provocative headline to get conservative parents like me … Continue reading

09. September 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Common Sense, Education, Values | Leave a comment

Marybeth: Gay friend offers teachable moment about speaking the truth in love

Q: Recently, a boy at my daughter’s Christian high school revealed to his lunch table buddies that he is gay. … Continue reading

10. July 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Faith, Parenting, PC Values, Values, Young Adults | Leave a comment

Marybeth: Hijacked by health teacher? Take action!

To: Marybeth From: Annoyed by Unhealthy Questions I’m a freshman in high school. Our health teacher has a policy that … Continue reading

30. May 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Education, Politics, Sex, Values | Leave a comment

Marybeth: Plan ahead to oppose cohabiting

To: Marybeth From: Opposed to cohabiting Can you offer any advice for my young adult daughters about why not to … Continue reading

24. May 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Family, Marriage, Parenting, Sex, Values, Young Adults | Leave a comment

Marybeth: Some parents don’t always know best

To: Marybeth From: Not Crazy About Carpools This question might be filed under, “What are these people thinking?” My high … Continue reading

15. May 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Family, Parenting, Values, Young Adults | Leave a comment

Marybeth: A tactful response to untactful garb

To: Marybeth From: Irritated Aunt My 13-year-old son will be confirmed in a solemn ceremony at our church. We have … Continue reading

14. May 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Common Sense, Family, Fashion, Manners, Parenting, Values | 1 comment

Mary: Game On, Abercrombie

  68 yr-old Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries infuriated potential consumers when his 2006 quotes from Salon in response to … Continue reading

13. May 2013 by Mary Gates
Categories: American Teens, Economy, Fashion, Media, Not Making This Up, Sex, Values, Women, Young Adults | 1 comment

Marybeth: Violent video games create unhealthy emotions

To: Marybeth From: Nonviolent Video Mom My son wants to play the same video games his friends play, but I’m … Continue reading

06. May 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Family, Media, Parenting, Values | 1 comment

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