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Mar24
If, When and How to Address Tween Facial Hair

If, When and How to Address Tween Facial Hair

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A reader mustache me a question: Her tween is changing before her eyes, but sometimes those changes mean trying to decide what to bring up and what to let go.

Mar22
Life’s Not Fair, Whether I Help My Teens or Not

Life’s Not Fair, Whether I Help My Teens or Not

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The knife-edge between encouraging my teens to self-advocate and stepping in while I still can is a precarious one, especially in a world that’s unfair.

Mar15
Not Found in the Baby Book: Teen’s First Fender-Bender

Not Found in the Baby Book: Teen’s First Fender-Bender

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I remember my first car accident as a teen like it was yesterday. Who knew it would be a useful memory to help me handle my own kid’s first time?

Mar10
Lonely Teen After a Move: Time to Intervene?

Lonely Teen After a Move: Time to Intervene?

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A mom wants to know how to help her young teen make connections in their new community without overstepping. Can it be done? Maybe.

Mar09
Bathroom Remodel: Neurotic Parent of Teens Edition

Bathroom Remodel: Neurotic Parent of Teens Edition

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A remodeling project is always fraught, but throw soon-to-fly-the-coop teens into the mix, and I’m even more neurotic than usual. Surprise.

Mar02
Teens, Politics, Kindness: Being Compassionate, Even When It’s Hard

Teens, Politics, Kindness: Being Compassionate, Even When It’s Hard

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There’s nothing quite like a contentious election cycle to make you realize your kids are hearing and watching everything.

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