Teens Need A Bank Account

With the holidays just around the corner, adults tend to start thinking about the spending that comes with this time of year. Whether it is the food, travel, decorations, or gifts … it can be a lot. Seems like a perfect time to get the teens on board with some of the same thought patterns! … Read more

Teens Need Sleep

As a teen, the “no summer bedtime” (or wake-up time) expectations that my parents allowed for my brothers and myself was something I always cherished. However, as with all adult-like privileges in my house, this empowerment to decide when to head to bed and get up existed only as long as I wasn’t late for … Read more

Teaching Work Ethics

Loved the Real Talk panel discussion this week because not everyone agreed on all the points … which means more ideas for parents and mentors who were watching. If you missed it, take a look here http://bit.ly/RTWorkEthic Make the Most of Your Day! Twitter Pinterest Facebook https://www.instagram.com/beth_life_/

Navigating Friendships

Navigating friendships at any age can be tricky, but for our kids it can be a real learning curve. As parents and adult mentors, is there anything we can and should be doing? Real Talk dove into this yesterday and here is what was said … http://bit.ly/RTNavigatingFriendships What do you think? Make the most of … Read more

Teachers need parents to not …

Atl & Co’s Real Talk panelists dipped our toes into the biggest pet peeves of teachers when it comes to behaviors of student’s parents (i.e., what parents should not do, please). I say, “dipped our toes” because we could have spent a lot more time discussing this important topic. Anyway, we concentrated on the parental … Read more

When do you cut off your kids financially?

This is a tough question. So many factors in play. Christina, Cara, Hank and I scratched the surface today on Real Talk. http://bit.ly/RTcuttingfinancialties Time didn’t allow for every scenario to be examined or a definitive conclusion to be reached, so comment and share your thoughts to allow others to benefit. Make the most of your … Read more