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Pennsylvania Parents Drown After Getting Caught in Rip Current While Vacationing with Their Six Children

A Pennsylvania couple's family vacation in Hutchinson Island, Florida, turned into a heartbreaking tragedy when the parents drowned after being caught in a rip current.

Stanford University Dean Says “Over Parenting” Is Ruining Your Kids

It's an epidemic that's influencing an entire generation of children.

Lilly King Gets Engaged Poolside After Qualifying for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris

American swimmer Lilly King celebrated not just one, but two monumental achievements poolside Thursday night. After qualifying for the 2024 Summer Olympics, King was surprised with a romantic proposal from her boyfriend, James Wells.

‘I Slept on My Teen’s Bedroom Floor Last Night. It Wasn’t a Slumber Party. It Was Just All I Could Do.’

When your kids are young, it’s easy to swoop in and play the role of the protector in all the mother-hen ways you know how.

Scraped knee?

Here’s a Band-Aid.

Nightmares?

Here’s a bedtime story.

Homework problems?

I can conquer 2nd-grade Common Core math like a champ. Now BRING on science fair. 

Boy problems?

Oh that’s right. They still have cooties. 

And the list goes on…

But once they approach the teenage years, those simple fixes aren’t so applicable anymore. Relationships are tricky, break-ups are hard, their homework is even harder—and it often leads to parents feeling like their hands are tied. What happened to being able to fix all of their problems with those handy Band-Aids in the medicine cabinet?

Elizabeth Spencer
Elizabeth Spencer
Elizabeth Spencer is mom to two daughters (one teen and one young adult) who regularly dispense love, affection, and brutally honest fashion advice. She writes about faith, food, and family (with some occasional funny thrown in) at Guilty Chocoholic Mama and avoids working on her 100-year-old farmhouse by spending time on Facebook and Twitter.

Pennsylvania Parents Drown After Getting Caught in Rip Current While Vacationing with Their Six Children

A Pennsylvania couple's family vacation in Hutchinson Island, Florida, turned into a heartbreaking tragedy when the parents drowned after being caught in a rip current.

Stanford University Dean Says “Over Parenting” Is Ruining Your Kids

It's an epidemic that's influencing an entire generation of children.

Lilly King Gets Engaged Poolside After Qualifying for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris

American swimmer Lilly King celebrated not just one, but two monumental achievements poolside Thursday night. After qualifying for the 2024 Summer Olympics, King was surprised with a romantic proposal from her boyfriend, James Wells.