How delightful is it to go to a PTA coffee break, be enlightened as a parent and get enormously entertained during the process?
The final coffee break for the school year May 18 proved that one never stops growing, learning and laughing.
Mike Riera is a best-selling author of "Staying Connected to Your Teenager," an award-winning columnist and national speaker on issues of children, adolescents, families and parenting. Riera was also the family and adolescent counselor for the CBS Saturday "Early Show" for seven years and has been a frequent guest on "Oprah" and National Public Radio.
He stressed that enjoying our teens is paramount and that staying authentic and reflective toward them is more powerful than any "how-to-parent" formula he could provide. He encouraged us to tap into the fun in the teenager, and the immense creativity.