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Love Me Instead

By: Clarissa Constantine Tuesday November 29, 2022 comments

Love Me Instead

Man…gotta love social media. It brought an amazing excerpt to my feed today, written by Jeff Foster. It’s called ‘When You Try to Fix Me.’ ( If you haven’t read it, here’s a link to the post that I shared in The ParenTween Connection Facebook group today.) I remember as a kid when I’d share something that was frustrating me, my mom would frequently try to offer solutions to the situation. She was TOTALLY trying to help! But MAN did it piss me off! I couldn’t articulate it then, but I didn’t WANT a solution. When she... Read More


Options

By: Clarissa Constantine Wednesday September 7, 2022 comments

Options

Photo by Vladislav Babienko on Unsplash Options. ‘I just want him to have options.’ How many parents have I heard utter these words? In 24 years of being a test prep coach, you can guarantee I’ve heard them a lot. A. LOT. And it’s usually a statement used to back up their fervor of encouraging (nagging/hassling/cajoling/whatever-ing) their high school kids (more often than not, their boys who seemingly couldn’t give a care about their future) into earning good grades and trying harder on their SATs, ACTs, and... Read More




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