Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

The World of Parents and Their Tweens

Published August 2011: eHow Family & Relationships

The World of Parents and Their Tweens
Patience, Understanding and Love Help Children Navigate This Critical Period

Article Excerpt:

The tween years can be an exciting yet treacherous time for a child. Beyond an increased awareness of physical and emotional changes, these 8- to 12-year-olds clinging to childlike innocence are pushed into the world of adolescence. Continue reading

August 28, 2011 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , , , | Leave a comment

When You’re the New Stepparent of a Teenager

Published July 2011: ParentUSACity.com

When You’re the New Stepparent of a Teenager

Article Excerpt:

Finding the perfect mix for a blended family takes time. Just as it takes time to warm up to a new friend or neighbor, stepchildren need time to absorb the changes in the family and to evaluate how to approach relationships. And when the stepchild is a teen, an extra set of challenges comes into play. Continue reading

July 31, 2011 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , , | Leave a comment