Thoughts from Kelly, a Mom and a Therapist Who Wears Many Hats

Dear Class of 2018, We have Failed You

Dear Class of 2018, We have failed you.  I’m embarrassed to be a part of this generation that has created an unattainable expectation for college acceptances.  Our system is flawed, and you are the unfortunate inheritors of this whacked out process we’ve created in the last few decades to get into college.  I’m so sorry Read more about Dear Class of 2018, We have Failed You[…]

The New “Everyone Does It”… 4 Important Talking Points with your Teenager about Vaping

Remember that commercial- the one with the lady who smoked through the open hole in her neck? Debi Austin first appeared on television in 1996, telling viewers she began smoking at age 13 and could never quit. In a raspy smoker’s voice, Austin told the camera, “They say nicotine isn’t addictive” before inhaling from a Read more about The New “Everyone Does It”… 4 Important Talking Points with your Teenager about Vaping[…]

After High School, the No is as Good as the Yes

Life likes to play tricks on us. High school seniors start the year looking forward to the “Best year of high school”. They envision the joys of being the kings of the school, the leaders, the cool kids, the ones coasting into graduation.  They can smell their cap and gowns, senior ditch day, and senior Read more about After High School, the No is as Good as the Yes[…]

Being a Lit Parent Doesn’t Mean Pulling Out the Wine

We have the English language. We have Sign Language.  We have Foreign Language. We have Unspoken Language. And then we have Teenage Language. Of all the languages, Teenage Language is the most difficult to learn. So much of what our teenager says  actually means something completely different. We, as parents, are left to scramble and Read more about Being a Lit Parent Doesn’t Mean Pulling Out the Wine[…]