Our Teen Approved Recommended Resources

Here is our list of people who we love and have received the honor of our Teen Seal of Approval.  Check out how you can apply for the Teen Approved Seal here.

Our Favorite Dad Blog

Our Favorite Mom Blogs

Favorite Parenting Podcasters

Favorite Parenting Books

General Parenting Websites, Blogs and Products:

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Female Empowerment Bracelet: Learn how the Female Empowerment Bracelet can help young women gain a better understanding of their menstrual cycle. The bracelet acts as a tracker and teacher of the intricacies of the average woman’s menstrual cycle using different colored beads in a specific sequence, a movable marker (the knot) and detailed information in the included pamphlet.  At less than ten dollars each and reusable for many years this durable product is one that can positively impact a young woman by helping her navigate and interpret her changing body and emotions. Feby’s tag line is “what to expect when you’re NOT expecting.” which truly is something every girl should know. A lesson in female physiology and psychology as it relates to our reproductive system in a simple, attractive and fun calendar. Feby is perfect as stocking stuffers, thank you gifts, inclusion in swag and loot bags but don’t be fooled by the small size or price; invaluable and eternal.

In Leah’s Wake by Terri Giuliano Long “In this story of a talented teenager rejecting her golden future, Terri Long accomplishes something quite extraordinary. She manages to write with equal empathy about both Leah and her parents and in so doing creates a powerful and intimate portrait of a family in disarray. I felt I knew these characters better than my friends and neighbors. In Leah’s Wake is a beautifully written and absorbing novel.” –Margot Livesey, Author of Banishing Verona and Eva Moves the Furniture. Terri Long’s accomplished first novel takes the reader on a passionate roller-coaster ride through contemporary parenthood and marriage. It’s sometimes scary, sometimes sad, and always tender. –Susan Straight, National Book Award finalist and author of A Million Nightingales and Highwire Moon

Finding Definitions This is a great site with books, audio courses and newsletters for parents.

The Anger Zone
Love her site: “Andrea Brandt, Ph.D., M.F.T., is the Director of LifeWorks and the author of The Anger Zone audio series. A licensed psychotherapist for 30+ years with a private practice in Santa Monica, Dr. Brandt has become known for her dynamic Living Beyond Anger andAnger: For Women Only workshops. She is a sought-after media expert, having appeared on Larry King Radio and LA 4 News among others. By emphasizing a body/mind connection, she has developed new highly effective strategies for achieving personal and financial success.”

Mamarazzi Knows Best Parenting in a Celebrity-Driven Society. This is an informative blog about life with teens, and Hollywood’s far reaching influence on kids and family values. Keeping kids grounded while still allowing them to be part of mainstream society, is a delicate balance parents need to achieve to survive Hollywood’s constant draw. After reading a post or two at Mamarazzi Knows Best.com, you’ll hopefully click away from the site with a little more knowledge about how much of Hollywood’s unrealistic images are good for your family’s reality.

The Mommy Blog.net Mindy Roberts is the writer of The Mommy Blog and the author of Mommy Confidential: Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood. She is a single mom to three young children – 11-year-old son Logan, 9-year-old son Dylan, and 7-year-old daughter Daphne. Mindy survived the ups and downs of Silicon Valley’s tech bubble and worked in the nonprofit sector for twelve years before focusing mostly on her writing. Born and raised in Chicago, she lives with her family in California’s Bay Area.
Susan Heim Susan M. Heim — a parenting author, Chicken Soup for the Soul editor, and mother of 4 — shares her personal and professional thoughts and experiences on raising children in today’s world. Family-friendly product reviews and giveaways are also featured.

Specialized Topics for Parents

SafeKidZone protects your child when you can’t be there! If they have an accident, are lost or scared, if they’re being bullied or find themselves in any type of danger, your child can summon help within seconds with the push of a Panic Button on their cell phone. Friends, family, neighbors and 911 will be mobilized to protect your child. The 24/7 Call Center sends the GPS location of your child with their photo and all their vital information to the nearest emergency responders – SafeKidZone is the only service of its kind with this feature. You can have peace of mind knowing that your child is protected at the push of a button! Also like SafeKidZone on Facebook and get a 15 day free trial!

My Teen Sex Expert Barbara Dehn. Ask Barb and Barb’s Daily Dose are great websites for parents and teens to get information about STI’s, and common teen questions.

Daisy Swan Parent Coach Daisy is amazing and she has inspired me so much with all that I do. if you are interested in career coaching or parenting coaching her teleclasses and privates are awesome!

GeekDads

A Loving Way

DrRobynsBlog.com
I love DrRobynsBlog because of her easy, accessible, tips-based style for Moms and Dads. The amount of useful information in every article makes her a clear favorite. Known as “The Character Queen,” Dr. Robyn Silverman (Dr. Robyn) is a child development specialist, success coach, body image consultant and parenting expert. Her blog gives concrete ways to help parents (and teachers!) help kids thrive through building their mastery of “powerful words” such as respect, confidence, discipline, health, and self reliance. She’s the creator of the Powerful Words Character Toolkit, a character education system used in children’s after-school and day-care programs.

The4Realities.com The “College & Career Success” Coach
Bob Roth, a former campus recruiter, is the author of The College Student’s Guide To Landing A Great Job -and- The 4 Realities Of Success During and After College. Known as The “College & Career Success” Coach, Bob also writes articles for more than 175 College Career Services Offices and Campus Newspapers. Additionally, many College Career Services Offices use Bob’s popular, Self-Scoring Learning Tools™ to help college students find success.

Open-Education

Really some great articles on all educational resources for parents and kids.

Safe Driving Club Blog

Lookilulu.com profiles inspiring career women to help teen girls see what they can do.  Women share what they really do on the job and their career paths. Profiles of more than 50 women are now on-line including women who work as CEOS, attorneys, artists and photographers. New profiels are added weekly.  Lookilulu Life Design products to help teen girls live a life they love are coming soon.

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Awesome Sites for Everyone!

Satellite Sisters
A great talk show podcast and blog for women.

Shaping Youth
Using the power of media for positive change ! Shaping Youth is a new nonprofit consortium of media and marketing professionals concerned about harmful messages to children formed by Amy Jussel. Coming out soon, I got a sneak peak and was so totally psyched!

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