I’m so excited that tomorrow I’m going to have on my radio show, Keeping It Together With Alison, The Safety Mom, teen expert, author and speaker Vanessa VanPetten. Vanessa and her staff of teen writers ranging in age from 12 – 20, run Radical Parenting and believe me, there’s information on there that will make any parent sit up and take notice! Radicalparenting.com is read by thousands of teens and parents daily. Her site contains thousands of articles, videos, screencasts and live chats with Van Petten, teen writers and trendsetters from 34 different coutnries to offer parents a window into the daily lives of their teen and tween kids. She shows parents how to talk with their screen-obsessed net generation children about everything: including safely using Facebook, smoking pot, High School dances, oral sex, and gives them tips from actual teens.
Vanessa’s an amazing young woman. The month she graduated from college her first book, “You’re Grounded!”, launched and was named in the “Top 5 Hottest Books” on Amazon it’s first month. She is now on an international speaking tour and was chosen as one of the top 100 Bloggers to watch by Women’s Magazine.
Both teens and parents can be helped by Vanessa’s recommendations. Tomorrow I’m going to be speaking with her about a variety of topics but one will be about “lists” teens make. One in particular – “Classmates I’d like to make babies with.” Yes moms and dads, it’s out there! Vanessa also speaks to teens about issues affecting them such as “What To Do When Your Parents Constantly Embarrass You.”
Vanessa’s mission is to improve parent-teen relationships by providing them with new perspectives, stories and neutral places to communicate. This is absolutely one of my shows not to be misssed! Tune in tomorrow at noon EST at The Safety Mom site – www.safetymom.com
Alison Rhodes is the founder of Safety Mom Enterprises and Safety Mom Solutions, the premier baby proofing and child safety company in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area. Alison is a family safety expert, TV personality and consultant.