My name is Tia and I'm very excited to join the Realteen team. I am a fun-loving, caring, and colorful person. I begin and end everyday with a smile. There is only one man in my life and that is my 15 yr. old son John. It's been my job to raise my son from a young age through his teen years. I am a single mom and I feel as though I have done my best to help my son become a responsible young man. I was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in the Maryland and D.C. area. I moved to Jacksonville, North Carolina in 1992. I now consider myself to be a native. I miss family dearly but find ways to visit often. My home and heart is here in Onslow County. This is pretty much due to the fact that I have raised my son here and found it to be a great place to live. I currently teach preschool at a local preschool. I have been teaching for over 20 years. I love children of all ages and could not imagine myself doing any other profession. I enjoy outings with my son to the movies, watching football, visiting local spots such as the Lynwood Park Zoo, going to the beach, and canoeing along our local rivers. I look forward to writing and reading the blogs. I feel this is a great opportunity to explore my parenting role and others. Parenting my teen son has been very rewarding and challenging. However, I have learned that being an effective parent is about learning and growing along with my son!
October 3rd, 2012 Tia Bandavanis
I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be leaving RealiTeen. I have thoroughly enjoyed writing and reading the RealiTeen blogs. Thank you to all my fellow readers and blog writers for all of your support. It has been a wonderful learning experience. I have enjoyed reading and …
October 1st, 2012 Tia Bandavanis
Just recently we had a little bit of an inconvenience and stressful situation. The refrigerator stopped working on us which caused some major havoc around the household. It seems …
September 28th, 2012 Tia Bandavanis
What’s the importance of your teen being truthful when it comes to “Telling the TRUTH?” I would have to say is one of the …
September 26th, 2012 Tia Bandavanis
Progress reports are out and all is good!
My son recently brought home his first progress reports for the school year. Initially, he was a little worried about …
September 23rd, 2012 Tia Bandavanis
Love is such a crazy thing when it comes to teens. They can get themselves so attached to the one person they think they are madly in …