Jolene Roehlkepartain

What’s the Most Embarrassing Thing You’ve Done as a Parent?

Whenever you parent, it’s important to remember that you’re a human being. That means you’ll sometimes make mistakes. You’ll sometimes jump to the wrong conclusion, and you’ll sometimes do downright embarrassing things!

High School Homecoming May Be More Important Than You Think

When I was in high school, the only teenagers elected to the homecoming court were the popular people, the best-looking people, and the star athletes.

Our Plea: Stop The Bullying!

With the recent rash of young people killing themselves because of the harassing horror they’ve gone through, it’s time to say STOP. No more bullying!

Techno Glitches

Parenting technologically savvy kids goes well until your son loses his favorite video game,your daughter’s cell phone falls into the toilet, or your child loses the charger. In our home, these glitches can create major meltdowns!

Do You Have a Council?

This is the question no parent likes to think about, and it’s often the reason why parents haven’t set up wills, trusts, or designated a guardian.

How Do You Partner with Your Child’s Teacher?

I’m a big believer in my kids’ education, and I’m also a big advocate of partnering with my kids’ teachers. Sometimes, however, it’s a challenge to partner with a teacher.

What Do You Do When Your Child Gets into Trouble?

We have a warped idea about parenting in our society today. We think that only “bad” kids get into trouble and that “good” kids never do.

That’s complete hogwash!

All kids get into trouble. The difference is whether or not you catch problems early on and deal with them.

Beyond Back-to-School - Easing Into Good Study Habits

Now that school is fully underway, how are your kids’ study habits going? In our home, we’ve already hit a number of panicked moments and complete disorganization. I know this is all part of the transition of getting into a routine, but the transition can be taxing on both parent and child.

Don't Be a Helicopter Or a Lawnmower! Learn the Lingo!

When you’re an involved, engaged parent, you can sometimes be accused of crossing the line—of being a “helicopter” or “lawn mower” parent. Yet, involved parents are very different than these other two types of parents. Lately, I’ve learned the differences between these types of parents. Here’s a breakdown for you:

How Well Are You And Your Child Getting Settled in School?

With school back in session, parents are cheering, gulping, and scurrying. On one hand, I’m relieved to get back into a school routine with my kids, but on the other hand, I’m wondering how they’re going to do this year while trying to keep on top of the long to-do list.

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