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May27
Advice for a Lifetime

Advice for a Lifetime

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I have been thinking about the sort of things I want them to know before they head off into the world, to college, and beyond. The things I wish I had realized before I was much older.

May20
What Do You Do When You See Bad Parenting?

What Do You Do When You See Bad Parenting?

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All of us watching agree that this father’s behavior is over the top. We all agree that it is inappropriate at best and abuse at worst.

Yet, none of us say anything to the father.

May13
Bullying is a Crime, Not a Rite of Passage

Bullying is a Crime, Not a Rite of Passage

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But the bigger picture is that my child has the right to go to school and not be bullied. He has the right to walk the hallways with someone shouting “retard” “faggot” “loser” at him, without people “accidentally” bumping into him. He has the right to sit in a classroom without someone rolling their eyes at him every time he speaks.

May09
Life Lessons from a Four Year Old

Life Lessons from a Four Year Old

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If my son could write, these would be the rules by which he lives his life. Some of them I could really embrace. Others, well, let’s just say I am not giving up toilet paper any time soon.

Apr29
So, You Want to Garden With Your Children

So, You Want to Garden With Your Children

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My kindergartner brought home seeds from school to grow carrots.

And thus my how-to guide for successfully growing carrots with young children was born.

Apr23
Seven Rules on How to Apologize

Seven Rules on How to Apologize

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You will have to apologize more times in your life than you can even imagine. Yes, when you are young you will think that you could never possibly be wrong. But you will be. Oh how you will be.

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