Posts by benTED87

Popularity 101

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

        Popular.. I know about popular. It’s not about who you are or your fancy car You’re only ever who you were. Popular, I know about popular And all that you have to do is be true to you That’s all you ever need to know.” Lyrics to the “Popular Song” by Mika featuring Ariana Grande. Popularity has been a longstanding center of attention (no pun intended) for many teens. Teenagers are at the age when the opinions of their peers far outweighs the opinions of their parents. A strong desire for recognition can turn a seemingly normally developing teen...

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6 Ways To Show Yourself Love After Divorce

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Divorce, Raising Self-Esteem, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Divorce is one of the most stressful events of a person’s life. It is a time of loss and pain. It is the death of the life you thought you would have, the death of your family unit as one. It is a time of grieving for those thoughts and dreams you had. Going through the stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) is the path to healing after divorce. There is no set time frame or order for these steps and each individual has their own path they will follow. Along this journey of renewal, it is also the time to show yourself the love you deserve from the person...

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6 Tips For Controlling Your Emotions During Divorce

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Divorce, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Divorce brings about a roller coaster of emotions before, during and after the actual divorce is granted. One day you might be so angry at your soon to be ex that you can’t even see straight and the next day you could be blinded by your tears at your feelings of failure in one of the most important relationships of your life. Days later you look back and regret how you responded to a nasty email sent by your ex and that you let him get to you. Anger, resentment, guilt, feelings of betrayal, vindictiveness or self-hatred can surely take over your whole being during a divorce and it is not...

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Aren’t There Any Average Kids Anymore?

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Parenting Teens | 0 comments

Every parent of a high schooler knows that 11th grade is a tough year.. SAT/ACT prep, driver’s ed, AP classes, college visits… You’d think after a year with all of that, senior year would be a breeze.. well, guess what? It’s not!!! Senior year brings on a whole new set of stressors. Your teen is now choosing the college she wants to attend and then applies there, plus 9 other “safety” schools.. just in case she doesn’t get in to her ED (Early Decision) choice. Don’t forget, there is also ED2. If your daughter doesn’t get into her first choice (she will find out sometime in...

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5 Life Lessons Single Moms Can Learn from Their Children

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Divorce, Parenting Children, Parenting Teens | 0 comments

As parents, we learn it is our job to teach our children life lessons both big and small. We want to protect our children from all that is bad in this world and enrich their lives with all good things. Unfortunately, this is not always possible, particularly when going through one of life’s most stressful and sad times.. a divorce. No one gets married with the intention of getting divorced. But it happens. While we try to get through it as best we can, many times it might seem we’re doing everything wrong, and to make that even worse, our kids are watching. It is important to know that...

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