teens

"My Space" Mommy Dearest

18. "My Space" Mommy Dearest

Woman to Women “My Space” Mommy Dearest Are teens safe on the Internet? By: Mary Beth Sammons Several months ago, MySpace became a closed account in the life of my 15-year-old daughter’s Internet world. On that day, I became “Mean Mom” reacting to the latest Mean Girl drama.  I couldn’t stand the heartache this cyberspace [...] Continue reading
Lessons from the Teen Frontlines

19. Lessons from the Teen Frontlines

In Her Words Lessons from the Teen Frontlines Tips for dealing with your teens By: Mary Beth Sammons Most days, I am challenged with how to communicate with three formerly loving and cooperative kids who, seemingly overnight, morphed into teens who avoid my parental company. But I am making some breakthroughs and have a few [...] Continue reading
Lessons from the Frontlines

20. Lessons from the Frontlines

In Her Words Lessons from the Frontlines Finding common ground with your teens By: Mary Beth Sammons As a single mom of three teenagers, I’ve been around the parenting block. (And these days I’m “riding shottie” in the passenger seat, with my 15-year-old daughter Emily at the wheel. “No, Mommy” has been transformed into “Please, [...] Continue reading