tween & teen
It's not because she has his poster on the ceiling above her bed, or because she's filled a file with all of his news clippings. But when my daughter looks at me across the dinner table and says, "I believe that Justin and I are destined to be together," that's when I start to worry.
On May 3, 2010, my son Arnie's dreams came true! He went to see his idol, rocker Chris Cornell, at a benefit acoustic concert at The Roxy in Hollywood, Calif. My son and his girlfriend, Logan, pushed their way to the front of the crowd. My kid -- yes, my kid -- had the guts to ask to play on stage. And Chris let him!
My youngest daughter, age 12, got her first kiss last week. Though she was excited by the thought, I got the sense that the delivery lacked Hollywood-style punch. "It gets better after the third time," her seventh-grade friend (obviously a kissing veteran) counseled. Am I worried? Not even!
The "fringe" hairstyle -- a.k.a. long, side-swept bangs for boys -- has taken over the tween world as we know it. Get tips from Cozy Friedman, founder of the trendy Cozy's Cuts for Kids salons in New York City, on how your boy can swipe the look!
I can't believe how careless and stupid we were -- readers, learn from our mistake! Don't make a sex tape. Especially if you have kids!
A while back, I wrote a post about Chloe, my daughter's friend whose mother has a serious pill and alcohol addiction. Now I feel like I need to go one step further -- for the little girl's protection.
Activities and decisions that may seem simple and straightforward for straight parents are often fraught with additional pressures and concerns for gay parents. Case in point: this letter I recently received about a couple who wants to have a sleepover at their house. Simple solution? Not really.