Mother’s Just Want to Teach Their Kids Something–Anything!

It’s amazing how many teenagers I meet seem to know more than everyone else I know combined. In fact, these young adults know everything–And. I. Mean. Everything! Take technology and social media for example; teenagers will be able to tell you every “app” which exists today, and if that’s still not enough, they will tell you how to “spy dial,” make an anonymous crank call, or log into a site for instant coupon savings. Impressive. Millennials today […]

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Does Your Child’s Teacher Have the IEP Accommodation List? You Sure About That?

It has only been about a month or so since school began, but there might still be challenges parents need to work out with the new teachers. One issue I often hear about is that the new teacher does not provide modifications or accommodations consistently or accurately. While parents are working out these challenges with the new teachers, it might be a good idea to ask the special education coordinator if all of your child’s […]

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I’m Working On It, Mom!

A few years ago, after the first of many, “dramatic” conversations with my only daughter, I posted the timeline-chart (see below) on teenage attitudes. Unbeknownst to me at the time, there would be more challenges than I ever could have imagined. Some so incredibly unsettling it is hard to understand how I am even here right now. But I am. I’m humbled and blessed that I have had so many opportunities while raising my children. Although, […]

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Why Your Birthday Is About to Stop Being Relevant! It’s Bizigal’s Birthday!

Today, I celebrate my 56th 39th birthday for about the third time *readers wait while she puts on her big girl pants.*  What is it about birthday’s that keep adults so attentive and eager to welcome their special day each year? Sure, we all want to feel special but that isn’t necessarily going to happen; at least there are no guarantees. Obviously, I am grateful to be celebrating at all as compared to the alternative, or given the […]

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The Truth About Cracking the “Teenage Conversation With Adults” Code

Channeling the phrase, “Just ‘cause I said it, don’t mean that I meant it, just ‘cause you heard it.” from Adele’s hit, Rumour Has It, I found it similar to the way in which teenagers communicate.  Taking this lyric one step farther, I would say, just because you heard it, doesn’t mean that I said it. Truth be told, parents can get mixed up in semantics when they take any communication from a teenager in […]

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