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10 Reasons To Suggest You’ve Lost Touch

June 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

1. You share Michael Jackson’s death with your teenager and then start humming, Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough. Your teenager’s reaction is to ask you to stop singing. You don’t bother mentioning Farrah Fawcett then. (Or maybe that’s just me.)
2. You want your son to look neat and tidy in his cool new clothes [...]

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Tags: Drugs · Education · Fashion · Grooming · Motivation · Parental Bonding · Rules · Technology · Teen Dictionary

When Your Teen Wants Piercings In Places That Make You Wince

May 1st, 2009 · No Comments

A friend shared the story of her daughter’s body piercing with me today and it made me feel uneasy. The 15-year-old wanted her belly button pierced and her mother felt powerless to object against this apparent act of rebellion. So she did what any modern day parent of a teenager would do and drove [...]

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Tags: Beauty · Grooming · Health · Law · Parental Bonding

Save Their Skin

April 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Like any mother guilty of over-parenting, I keep a close eye on my teenage son’s skin.
When my son turned 12, a close friend who was once the Managing Director of a luxury beauty company, handed me a set of Biotherm products, Acnopur, for teenage skin. The French-made products were of such a high quality [...]

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Tags: Beauty · Grooming · Self-esteem