Category Archives: (15-18 years)

Children Ages 15 to 18

High School Breakdown

High school is an experience that we have all been through, for some those four years are the best years of their life while others couldn’t be more excited to get out. Single mom, for some of you high school must have been a while back and every year there are new changes in the […]

Driving While Distracted Means Driving Impaired

By the time your teenage is old enough to learn how to drive, most single moms feel confident that they have made them understand how dangerous drinking can be. Especially when it’s combined with driving. Mom might be surprised to know that talking on the cell phone while driving is just as dangerous. Texting while […]

Why Most Teens Need Two Hours More Sleep

Parents and their teenagers struggle with the same problem. There are only 24 hours in the day, no matter what is on the schedule. While the single mom struggles with the need to provide for her family, upkeep of the home, car pooling, meal preparation, house work and parenting, the teenager also is juggling priorities. […]

Invite a Friend to Dinner

As the parenting process nears the finish line, the single mom finds that she has less influence on the life of the teenager than the friends do. If the friends are welcome in the home, she has a better chance of finding out just what type of kids they really are. Unfortunately, the cost of […]

Difficult Conversations: Teenage Pregnancy

Just because a subject is difficult to approach doesn’t mean important teenage life issues shouldn’t be discussed with your teenager.  By the time your child has reached the finish line, you’ve probably already had ‘The Talk’ and explained sex and reproduction issues. Some single moms had good discussions with the kids, and others found it awkward. But […]

Do You Really Know Your Teenager?

Single moms who have diligently worked at keeping the lines of communication open and honest with their child since they learned how to talk often feel that they really know their child by the time they reach the finishing line, or those teenage years between 15 and 18. This provides mom with a relative feeling […]

Help Your Teens Make The Right Choices

Teens can be scary for everyone, not just single moms. It’s important you help your teen make the right choices at such a vulnerable time in their early adulthood. You might be asking yourself, “when did my baby become a teenager?” You suddenly wake up one morning and find out you’re sharing your house with […]

Single Moms and Teenagers: Handling the Milestones Alone

Single moms often have to deal with special milestones alone, without a partner by their side. That can become especially tough as children become teenagers and the big milestones begin to roll in – the driver’s license, the prom, the first broken heart, and the graduation, just to name a few. Even if you are […]