When my daughter went off to college, we packed every inch of our Suburban with clothes, dorm bedding and accessories, cleaning supplies and snacks. It didn’t take long to discover she needed a fe . . .
High school graduation is rapidly approaching. You’ve ordered a cap and gown, selected senior portraits and picked the date for a party. The only problem is your senior is totally burned out, with . . .
San Diego teens! Here you'll find contests, events, scholarship information, volunteer opportunities and resources for tweens and teens in San Diego County. Come back every month for new events an . . .
Most high school juniors and rising seniors would rather hang out at the beach than think about school this summer. But if college is a dream, summer is a great time to make it a reality. Thanks to . . .
Ways Kids Can Cash-in This SummerWhen kids earn their own money, they learn the rewards of hard work, come to understand the real value of a dollar and become more thoughtful in their spending. Look . . .
One of my most fulfilling mom experiences was watching my daughter Kate stride confidently across the stage to receive her high school diploma. One of my most terrifying mom experiences? Planning the . . .
The busy season for graduation parties is here. My mailbox and inbox will soon be loaded with open house invitations. We live in area where kids have friends at multiple schools, so I attended parti . . .
Tweens and teens often struggle with receiving affection. They embarrass easily and some would rather die than be seen kissing their mothers in public. At a time when they lack self-confidence in ma . . .
9 ways to make the most of your teen’s senior yearYour child’s senior year is an emotional roller coaster ride, filled with anticipation, excitement and worry. College-bound teens are speeding thr . . .
Teens have a lot to manage with school, activities, social media, changing bodies and pressure from many directions. Like the rest of us, teens can benefit from more calm in their lives. However, beca . . .
There is a market full of apps to help teens prepare for college and the impending job hunt. Here are five that I consider must-haves for college-bound students.LinkedInCollege is the time to make con . . .
Graduation season brings graduation parties. For weeks parents and new graduates plan and attend multiple parties of friends, relatives and former classmates. Sometimes going to party after party can . . .
Prom night tips from a San Diego graduate.
Sometimes the details surrounding prom night get in the way of what prom is all about—celebrating your youth. Prom is the ultimate capstone for high sch . . .
When I was a child, the anticipation of Halloween night was unbearable for me. I would sprint from the bus, shove some food down only because my mom insisted, and then spend what was left of daylight . . .
In the first few years of a child’s life, families get to know the doctor’s office fairly well. On schedule, they return for well-child checks, growth and developmental assessments and vaccination . . .
Your graduating high school senior has just walked the stage and received his diploma, but now what? Where does he go from there? While the traditional route for most is college, one expert says that . . .
How to Get Teens to Read MoreGetting Teens to Turn the Page
Being able to read well is more important than ever for teens to achieve economic success. But more than 60 percent of middle and high scho . . .