Parenting Teens

pretend you dont know me

Parenting teens must have its own special rewards. I don’t know what they could be, but it must.

Pajamas Are For Sleeping


Pajamas belong in bed. They are not meant for public. Pajamas worn in public convey unspoken messages about the wearer, such as: “I just escaped from a hospital,” “I’m too lazy to get dressed,” “My whole house burned down last night with all my possessions,” “I do not want to be taken seriously,” “I am mentally unable to handle the challenge of caring for myself,” and “I’m trash and don’t deserve your respect.” I know, pajamas are comfortable, but so are leggings, and who wears those in public…oh, never mind. Please keep the pajamas at home, along with your slippers, blankets, stuffed animals, pillows, and other sleeping accoutrements. That goes for everyone…no “pajama day,” no pajamas as a Halloween costume, no pajamas for casual dress, etc. Let’s maintain some societal standards.

Happy Thanksgiving!

life sucks

We wish you a happy Thanksgiving and hope you are thankful for all of your blessings.

I’m Not Gonna Do My Work Anyway…

not gonna do the test

High school students are often adept at persuasive techniques. Although they can’t always identify the elements of ethos, logos, and pathos on our benchmarks or standardized tests, they do know how to employ these techniques when it really matters — in the test of real life!

We Love You!

we love you

I’ve never actually caught a student talking about me behind my back, but I know they do. I don’t have evidence, but I sense it. It’s all in the way they look at me, their attitudes, the tone of their voices when they speak to me. They aren’t very good actors. I, on the other hand, am an exceptional actor!!!