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Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s February 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  During the teen years, it often feels like parents are walking a veritable minefield when communicating with their hormonally-charged offspring. It’s seeking a balance and treading carefully…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s February 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Batteries not included.  Some assembly required.  Those are dreaded words for parents, especially at birthday parties or Christmas when you’ve forgotten to purchase batteries.  Ahh…(Read More)

This guest blog is written by Trevor McDonald As parents, we want to shield our children from hurt and pain of any kind, but sending them off to school can leave us feeling powerless. Bullying causes immediate emotional damage, but it can lead to problems later in life too. Childhood bullying has been associated…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s January 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  “Over 70% of drug users are employed…are they employed by you?” It’s a tagline sure to get your attention, whether you are a business owner, employee, parent…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s January 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Talking about puberty can be well, awkward. And for an adolescent experiencing all the changes that come along with this transition, it can be pretty confusing. A quick internet…(Read More)

This guest blog is written by Trevor McDonald Underage drinking can be a bit of a touchy subject for parents and their children. This is one of those topics that teens typically file under the “Ugh, I know, Mom/Dad!” heading because they think they already know everything. In truth, there’s a lot your…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s October 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  by Katie Backer I recently read a book to my daughter about a young teen who was thrown out of her house one night without a thing to her…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s October 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  by Jamie Beeson Eye roll, blank stares, straight up disrespect and blatant rule breaking. These are all things we look forward to with teenagers right? Being a mom of…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s October 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  As our children get older, maintaining open doors of communication with them requires some finesse, and like all other areas of parenting has to be tailored to the specific…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s October 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  photos by Jana Graham Photography If there’s one thread that seems to run consistently from one generation to the next, it’s the bad rap teenagers get. You…(Read More)