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Mother/Son 101: Smart Tips for Raising Boys

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Remember Your Own Teen Years


The teen years can be frightening for any parent. Your son may start to pull away, becoming more independent, private, and defiant. He's starting to test the waters on his way to adulthood. This is a great time to tap into your memories of being a teen and try to be as understanding as possible. Think about what your own parents could have done better when you were a teen. Have the crucial discussions about drugs and alcohol and the birds and the bees with your son, but also give him space and offer him trust and room to grow. Work on communication during disagreements, and also keep in mind the challenges he faces as a modern teenager who's finding his way. Good luck!

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August 30, 2014



Keep it hot (or cold)! No one likes cold soup or warm, wilted salad. Use a thermos or ice pack in your child's lunch box to help keep his lunch fresh until it's time to eat.


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