As the parent of a teenager, you almost certainly have experienced the moment when you wished your teen would understand you. Just like they want you to understand them, you probably want them to get why you are punishing them. We set limits as parents and teens break those limits. We then have to enforce consequences and become the bad guys. As parents we often feel like the bad guys and some of us actually respond to such feelings. This is referred to as “lowering the bar” for our teens and it is potentially destructive. A good example of lowering the...
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“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Beech-Nut. I received a free coupon to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”   Moms want their babies to eat the freshest, tastiest, most nutritious food in the world – without any artificial ingredients or preservatives.  That’s why so many moms today are making homemade baby food themselves. Beech-Nut was inspired to create a line of amazing food for babies that is just as flavorful as the food that moms make in their own kitchens – when they have the time.  With Beech-Nut, what...
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If you have teenagers, you know what a roller coaster ride they are on with their self confidence. As a parent, you want to encourage them and help them feel good about themselves. How can you boost your teen's self confidence? Here are several ways to point them in the right direction:   Encourage Your Teen You might feel like you are encouraging your teen enough when you give them a hug and tell them to have a nice day. Give your encouragement some depth by showing your teenager that they truly are precious to you. Send them text messages that...
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As a parent of teenagers, you will have plenty of stress from the normal rigors of parenting. The teen years are known to be chaotic enough as it is. When you add in the outside influence of less-than-desirable friends, your worry goes through the roof. Flying off the handle and trying to force your will on them will only result in rebellion...what is a parent to do? How can you deal with friends that are bad for your teenager? Here are five ideas to consider:   Get to Know Them You may have a suspicion that a certain friend or set...
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I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events. We attended the Thursday night opening of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS℠ at the KFC Yum! Center.  I was not sure what to expect since I have not been to a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® show since I was a child.  We got there...
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