Home Alone

Derby Mom v. Helicopter Parents: The following letter is based on an actual conversation  a mother had with me once finding out my 17-year-old son and his 9-year-old brother are left to their own devices  after school …home alone in Bayou Country Club…until 6 pm every day.  *Gasp!* Dear son’s girlfriend’s mother, Thank you for voicing […]

Decoding Teen Angst

These are my boys. They were cute. Once. (Keegan still qualifies…for the most part.) Every word; every expression; every menial task they conquered–eating a bowl of cereal–could make my heart smile. It doesn’t stay like that forever, and sometimes you take what you can get… Please read the following scenario (Devin now 17–all charm or all […]