Toilet break during SAT

Can I go to the bathroom during the SAT?

Tara Cunningham Exam Stress, High School, Teen Issues

The SAT is a state run exam. There are many rules and regulations that must be followed during these tests. Read on to be best prepared. Can I go to the bathroom during the SAT? You are allowed to go to the bathroom however only during allocated break times. The SAT follows rules set by the College Board. These are …

Friends Homeschool

Do Homeshoolers Have Friends

Tara Cunningham High School, Teen Issues, Teens Friends

Homeschooling is something we may find is going to be our new normal. Not every parent or child is cut out to be homeschooled. Parents biggest concern is usually the social aspect. How can they make friends? Read on to find out how. In the past homeschooling was stereotyped to large families in rural environments with strong religious beliefs. But …

My 16 year old Son Has A Girlfriend – Don’t Panic

Tara Cunningham Teen Issues

As mom it’s hard for me to think of a lady in my son’s life that is more important than me. But that is just the narcissist in me and I need to get past that. It is also a positive move in his life as he progresses towards being a man. Here’s how we moved through this phase. 16 …

Should I let my Daughter Have a Piercing? 5 Steps to Follow

Tara Cunningham Teen Issues

Your daughter has announced that she’s getting a piercing. Depending on her age this may not be as easy as she thinks. Our issue arose when our daughter was around 16. This is how we talked through the issue. So you daughter wants a piercing. Initially my first reaction was a strong No. But I told her that I would …

How can I monitor my son’s gaming? 5 Top Tips

Tara Cunningham Teen Issues

Love it or hate it, computer games are part of our children’s lives. Even active children will have some sort of console at home or game on their phone. In our house it was becoming quite the obsession and so here is how we changed the path. Teenage boys are gamers. Being aware of how much time is spent gaming …

Should I let my 12 year old wear makeup? Yes or No?

Tara Cunningham Teen Issues

Your 12 year old has decided that she wants to wear makeup. You have to decide if you are comfortable with this. Here is how we went about the makeup situation in our house. Should I let my 12 year old wear makeup? You need to be sure you are happy with whichever decision you make because if you agree …

Boyfriend in Daughter’s Bedroom – 5 Pro’s and Con’s

Tara Cunningham Teen Issues

We as parents have to be the adult. To allow a boyfriend in your daughter’s bedroom is an enormous decision to consider. Here is how we approached the dilemma in our house. Boyfriend in daughter’s bedroom If you are asking this question then I have to assume your daughter has a steady relationship. It became a topic of discussion in …

Teenager Moving Country (5 Brilliant Tips)

Tara Cunningham Motivation, Teen Issues

Everyone likes routine. For everything to be just so. But sometimes we have to do things out of our comfort zone and push ourselves to the limit. When my daughter was just 13 we moved to Canada from Europe. It certainly was a challenge but here’s how we all coped. Moving to a new country. This is not something that …

Are teenagers children? The Law State by State

Tara Cunningham Teen Issues

As parents we are always trying to do the best for our children. But at what stage do we start to treat them as adults? Good common sense and a knowledge of some child laws will help you one the way to making your decision. Are teenagers children? We need to ask ourselves why we are asking this question. Are …