Gosh, y’all! Raising a teen today? Not. Easy. I mean, I didn’t think it would be, but there is literally a whole new world to navigate that we historically have little experience to call upon to help us identify...
My daughter is quickly approaching the age where her questions and thoughts are starting to get more complicated and our conversations deeper. Between adolescence, the state of the world, and everything in between, I think we're both feeling a...
When my husband and I decided our family's COVID education plan would be to homeschool I was excited, nervous, doubting of my ability, yet also very positive. Before this decision, we were going to have our six and eight-year-old...
It recently came to my attention that the University of California at Berkeley is offering a course in “Adulting.” This credit/no-credit course is not only turning students away because of its popularity, but it is also the brain-child of...
I saved the third part of the Calm Confidence series to focus on school. School is one of the hardest, yet most important, places for your kids to use their calm confidence skills! In the first part of this series,...
With summer upon us, my twelve-year-old boy has recently taken to hibernating in his room for hours at a time. We rarely see him, although he does occasionally descend to the kitchen for food. Doritos and Oreos, mainly. I...
Last month I started a three-part series on how and why to use Calm Confidence with your teenagers. We started out by talking about what Calm Confidence is and how a conversation might go. In this part of the...
This is the first of a three-part series on parenting teens with Calm Confidence. We start here with an explanation of what Calm Confidence is, why it is important, and how to model it when communicating with your teen....
“Get up now, son, or you are going to be late to school.” I was frustrated. Done. OVER IT. I had been trying to wake him up for 45 minutes. My son is in 7th grade. We’ve been getting up...
Thank you to Emily Jordan for this guest post about ways to have meaningful conversations with your pre-teen!  I can still see it clear as day: hopping into the front seat of my mom’s car after school, tossing my backpack...

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Things to Do in Charleston (September 2021)

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Welcome to September! School is in full swing but there's still plenty of sunshine and fun to soak up! Here's a look at all...