Living in Dorms – 5 Tips to Survival

Holly Cunningham College Life

So you got your place in college and are all set to move to dorms. But do you know what to expect? It is always better to be prepared. Here’s how I managed the transition. Living in dorms. Moving to college will be certainly a wild and exciting time but there are some things that you may not be expecting. …

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 …

I Hate My College Course – Don’t Quit Yet!

Tara Cunningham College Life

You know you should have switched course when you had the opportunity but you didn’t. Now well into the first semester and it’s not the course you thought it was going to be. Here’s how to get on top of things. I hate my college course. Before you do anything drastic you need to look at all aspects of what’s …

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 childrens 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. How should I monitor my son’s gaming? It kind of happens at a …

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 …

Teen Won’t Listen – A Mother’s Top Tips

Tara Cunningham Motivation

Parenting is difficult at the best of times but more often than not every teenage at some stage decides that they know everything and no longer need to listen. Here’s how we got through the trying times. Your teen won’t listen. What to do? In order to solve any problem we must firstly find the root of the problem. Hopefully …

Teen Refuses To Do Chores (This is Why)

Tara Cunningham Motivation

As a parent of two teens I spend most of my time running around after them. Picking up and bringing them wherever they need to go. So how do I make sure they are doing their fair share? This is how it works in our home. Teen refuses to do chores You need to be realistic about your teen. If …