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Livia McCoy
Adolescents Should Solve Most of Their Problems Themselves

Feb 13, 2014 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Social and Emotional Development, Parenting, Livia McCoy

In nearly 30 years of teaching school, I have seen hundreds of cases where parents involve themselves in their adolescents’ problems. Sometimes, that’s the right thing to do because the problem is too great for a ... Read more
Livia McCoy
Help Kids Build Resilience, Part 3

Jul 11, 2013 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Social and Emotional Development, Parenting, Livia McCoy

My last two blogs have been about building resilience in kids. Resilient kids can deal with things when they do not go their way, and they recover quickly when things do not go well for them. Part 1 on resilience explains tha... Read more
Livia McCoy
Help Kids Build Resilience, Part 2

Jul 04, 2013 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Social and Emotional Development, Parenting, Livia McCoy

Last week I wrote about resilient children. Children who are resilient can bounce back after they experience a setback. When Gino failed a test, he was disappointed. But he didn’t stay depressed about it and quickly rea... Read more
Livia McCoy
Help Kids Build Resilience, Part 1

Jun 27, 2013 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Social and Emotional Development, Parenting, Livia McCoy

All of us go through tough times. Some students have more than their share. Divorce, death in the family, events in the news, high-stakes testing and many other factors add to the normal stresses all kids experience. Children... Read more
SchoolFamily
Middle and High School: Helping Teens Solve Their Own Problems

Apr 24, 2013 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Social and Emotional Development, School Success, Parenting, Middle School, High School, Helicopter Parents

This guest blog post is by Erika Cook, a high school administrator who works directly with parents and students. When your teen has a problem at school, what should you do? Perhaps your child has a streak of missing assignmen... Read more
Carissa Rogers
The Honor of Winning the Meanest Mom Award

Jun 25, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Parenting, Carissa Rogers

The sweetest words any mom will ever hear: “Mom, I’m so glad you told us NO when we were little, and you meant it!” I did a complete double take when I heard them. We were in the car, and I may or may not h... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Bullied Gay Teen Defends Himself At School Using Stun Gun Mom Gave Him

May 09, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, High School, Bullying

Parents, what do you think about this story? A young Indianapolis teenager, who is openly gay and has been repeatedly bullied at school, was given a stun gun by his mother to protect himself.   And when the young man, Da... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Girlfriends Help This GoodNCrazy Mom Get By

May 01, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, Health and Fitness, Carissa Rogers

My girlfriends, Mom friends, BFFs (whatever you want to call them), save my life on a regular basis. This photo, at right, is from a recent birthday party for my friend Julie, the woman in the tiara (I’m sitting next to... Read more
Carissa Rogers
April Fools’ Day, A Love Story

Apr 05, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Parenting, Carissa Rogers

April Fools’ Day came and went this year with very little fanfare or pranks in my world. Landing on a Sunday meant it wasn’t very easy to catch a schoolmate, or surprise a teacher with a silly joke on THE joke day... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Parenting Regrets? I've Had A Few...

Mar 23, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in SchoolFamily.com, Parenting

Do you have any regrets about your parenting? I know I sure do. My kids, now 22 and almost-17, probably could provide a litany of things I did wrong or offenses I committed if they were given the opportunity. And that wouldn'... Read more