toldyouso

Eliminating “I Told You So”

May 5, 2014 | No comments yet

I like being right…I mean I really enjoy it. There is a satisfaction that I get when I am right about something and someone else is wrong. Which is why what I am about to suggest is difficult even for me… It’s time for parents to eliminate the phrase “I told you so,” from our… Read More »

definitions

Five Definitions Parents Need to Know

April 21, 2014 | No comments yet

One time I walked into the office of the IT guy on our staff, and had a conversation with him and 2 of our other audio/visual staff members. I sat for a good 5 minutes and listened to the words that were coming out of their mouths. I understood 100% of these words yet I… Read More »

slangdictionary

Recommended Resource: Slang Dictionary

March 25, 2013 | No comments yet

One of the most difficult things about parenting in today’s culture is the language barrier. With text messaging, hashtags, social media terms, and just good ol’ fashion slang it can be difficult to understand what your students are talking about.  Our friends over at thesoruce4parents.com have come up with an easily accessible way to search… Read More »

yolo

#YOLO?

November 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

Yolo. No that’s not a futuristic yoyo or a delicious type of frozen yogurt (that’s froyo).  Yolo is a phrase that swept social media at the beginning of 2011; a word made popular by celebrities such as Drake, Lil Wayne, and Zac Efron. So, what does it even mean? You Only Live Once. It became… Read More »

othersword

The Other “S” Word

August 22, 2012 | No comments yet

“That sucks!” Chances are your teenager has said this phrase. Sucks is one of those grey area words. When I was in fifth grade I got grounded for using the word in a sentence. When I was getting “talked to” by my mother she asked me if I knew what the word meant. And though… Read More »

urban dictionary

Urban Dictionary: Proceed with Caution

August 21, 2012 | No comments yet

Ever wonder exactly what the phrases or jargon your teenager is using mean within their context? Urban Dictionary is a secular website where you can find out exactly what words like swag, pwn (pronounced “pown”), and noob mean. It is by far the most comprehensive and up to date lexicon of language that is being… Read More »