Articles on Teenagers

How To Give Your Teenager Space But Still Stay Connected

The teenage years are an incredibly stressful time for everybody, especially the parents.
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The Stay Sane Mom Staff

A Guide To Creating The Perfect Sweet 16 Birthday Party

If you're in charge of planning one of these shindigs, then this blog post will help you plan the perfect celebration.
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The Stay Sane Mom Staff

Here's How To Handle An Unexpected Health Issue With Your Child

Here are some of the steps that you should keep in mind if you learn that your child may have a health issue.
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The Stay Sane Mom Staff

How to Give Your Teen a Head Start on Live

Here are some quick ways to get your teen a leg up entering the adult world.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

Helping Your Big Kids Move

The transition isn’t a small one; it takes a lot of management and attention to ensure that you both have an enjoyable and supportive time.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

Why Should You Reward Your Children?

The truth is, rewarding children can be a good thing, but there is a fine balance to be drawn between helpful rewards and destroying intrinsic motivation.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

Teaching Your Children The Value Of The Simple Things In Life

If you successfully do this, children will be more well-behaved, which will lead to positive social feedback, which will help their development more than anything else.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

Easy Ways To Fix a Broken Relationship With Your Child

Sometimes it can be challenging for parents to know how to fix the relationship with their child once you break it, but some steps can help you get on your way!
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

4 Ways To Help Your Child Succeed At School

Here's how to provide the support your child needs to ensure they have a better chance of experiencing academic success.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

Fun Educational Tasks To Entertain Your Kids Over The Summer

No kid is going to want lessons during the summer holidays. So what activities are there that combine learning with fun?
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

5 Practical Tips That’ll Help You Work While the Kids are At Home

If you’ve ever found yourself thinking “if only these children would just stay quiet for 3 hours”, you’re not alone
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

5 Recipes Both Moms And Kids Can Agree Are Delicious

Finding food that all the family can enjoy is sometimes a challenge. It’s one of life’s daily chores and something that all families can struggle to achieve.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

The Basics of Saving

Saving money for the future is important. For everyone, including your kids, but first you have to be a little savvy. So where does it all begin?
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The Stay Sane Mom Staff

How to Get Your Kid to Eat Healthy

We all know kids secretly only eat chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese. Their bodies reject anything green. Sometimes violently. Here's how to game the system.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

How to Get Your Kids into Drawing

Drawing is great for kids' creative, fine motor, and social development....but how do you get them into it?
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

Phone Safety Protocols for Moms

There are a growing number of scams, especially with the increase in how much of our data is shared online. Here's how to stay safe.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

5 Tips for a Well-Rested Teen

There can be a lot of culprits behind this mass deprivation of sleep, so we’ve outlined five tips to address the most common causes of teen sleeplessness.
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Andy Earle

Four Alternatives to Taking the Phone Away from Teens

Chances are, taking away the phone just leads to more acting out. If you need a better strategy to affect your teen's behavior, try these four tips.
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Andy Earle

Top 10 Non-Academic Things to Teach Your Kids

This may not get them into Harvard, but it will be way more useful once they get out of whatever schooling they attend and enter this horrible place we call “the real world”.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

How to Help Your Kid Transition to Teenager

Here’s a list of some ways in which you can help your soon-to-be-teen to tame their brain and minimize the discomfort (and idiocy) that come with their teen years.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

How to Parent Towards a Balanced Childhood

Every parent wants their child to succeed, but it’s hard to know how to help them without interfering too much in their personal development and their quest for independence. Here's a list of tips to help you strike the right balance
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

How to Explain Grownup Things to Kids

Sensitive subjects are a part of grownup life. It’s our unfortunate job as parents to do our best job at translating real life in a way that doesn’t scar our kids for life.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

Gardening for Kids 101

The mental picture of spending quality time in a garden with your children is so picturesque it should come with it’s own sepia filter. Here's how to make it a reality.
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The Stay Sane Mom Staff

3 Excuses Kids Use Not to Play Outside

You know that fresh air and sunlight is good for your children...but getting them outside is easier said than done. Here's how to handle their top 3 excuses not to go outside.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

How to Reduce Chaos in Your Home

As a mom, it's your happy job to make sure your household atmosphere is as peaceful and un-chaotic as possible. Here are some solid tips for some things that are guaranteed to at least make a noticeable difference in the levels of chaos in your home.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

Locking Up The Kids (Well, Sort Of)

No matter how old they are, safety will always be your priority. Let's take a look at some useful ways that you can ensure that your children are safe.
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The Stay Sane Mom Staff

3 Ways to Combat Your Kids' Screen Time Addiction

As anyone who has a teenager can tell you, cell phone addiction is a real thing. Here's your guide for how to fight it.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

How to Include Your Kids in Your Excercise Routine

An important part of a “mom-friendly” workout routine is the simple fact that the more you get your kids involved in your exercise regime, the more likely you are to actually get to exercise.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

5 Easy-to-Teach Rules for Kids to Help You Keep Things Clean

Keeping the house clean can be very difficult. If you have kids, it can feel downright impossible. Fortunately, just by teaching your kids a few simple rules you can actually cut down on a huge amount of the clutter that is created on a daily basis.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

How to Have "Adult" Conversations in Front of Your Kids

It's incredibly challenging to have any conversations with your spouse while your kids are there. Here's the quick and dirty guide for how to have an important conversation in front of your kids, and when it's really important not to do so.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

How to Handle It When Your Teen Wants Something Expensive

Teens are full of demands. However, instead of asking for a toy at the grocery store, now they want cars, smart phones, and laptops. Here's how to deal with it when your teen wants something out of your price range.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

4 Ways to Keep Your New Teen Driver Safe

Even though they’ve passed their test, they’re still new to driving and let's face it you're still a mom and they’re still teenagers. Here's how to ensure your new driver is safe on the road.
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The Stay Sane Mom Staff

How to Make School Breaks Fun (for Kids and Moms)

The words "week off from school" fill any mom's heart with dread. Here's how to ensure your littles have a good time without Mama going absolutely crazy as well.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

8 Easy Ideas for Quality Family Time

Quality family time is one of the happiest things on earth. However, trying to organize it is one of the most hellish experiences in this thing we call parenting. Here are 5 low-effort, high-reward ideas for fun family activities.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

How to Have More Patience as a Mom

Being a mom can be frustrating sometimes. It's not easy taking care of tiny humans. Here's how to stay patient through all the chaos.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

25 Survival Strategies to Stay Sane as a Mom

If you're at the end of your rope, here are 25 ways to keep yourself sane in this crazy job we call "mom".
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

How to Create a Routine Your Kids Will Actually Follow

Getting kids (from babies to teenagers) to follow a routine is one of the hardest (yet most beneficial) things a parent can do. By leveraging different types of time, you can make your life much easier.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

Parenting Best Practices from a Veteran Teacher

A teaching degree didn't help me figure out how to help my baby sleep more at night, but it has helped me train my toddlers how to be well behaved.
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Carly Black

3 Ways to Keep Your Kid Engaged Over Break

Winter Break. Otherwise known as the second-longest period of time your kids are out of school. It's great to get a rest, but sometimes after they take too long off of school you can start seeing mental dust bunnies pile up in front of your eyes.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

How to Create a Chore Chart for Kids (that Actually Works)

Childhood is when kids learn important skills like money management, work ethic, and intrinsic motivation. Having a properly-designed chore chart can teach all three. (AKA My parental love letter to chores.)
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

The 33 Best Mom Blogs You Haven't Read Yet

To help you cull through the overwhelming number of mommy blogs out there, here's a list of the absolute best up-and-coming mom blogs. These women will make you laugh, take notes, and (most importantly) become a better, saner, happier parent.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

How to Be A Good Parent

When I was pregnant, I was shocked that the so-called "parenting" classes didn't actually teach me anything about how to be a good mom. Like a good little nerd, I went home and did some research on just how to learn to be a good parent.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

Which Parenting Style is Best?

You've probably heard about Tiger moms or permissive parenting, but why does it matter? Here's everything you need to know about the basic parenting styles and why they matter for you and your kid.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

How to Teach Kids to Handle Mistakes

No one likes making mistakes, right? Wrong. Any parent of a toddler will tell you their mistakes (usually involving falling off something) are met by riotous giggles. What changes when they get bigger? Let's dive into it and learn how to help kids deal with their mistakes in a healthy way.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

Kid-Friendly TV Shows (that Won't Drive Adults Crazy)

We've all been there. Kids shows are horrible. The tiny humans love them, but they drive us normal-sized humans absolutely crazy. Here's a roundup of shows that kids will like, but won't make you want to "matar" Dora the Explorer.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD

How to Help Kids Remember Their Schedules

Getting your army of small humans out the door and on time is an age-old struggle. Here's an in-depth tutorial on how to help kids remember their schedules.
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Liz Bayardelle, PhD