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Dec08
College Worries, Big and Small

College Worries, Big and Small

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As I try to prepare both my kid and myself for her launch out of the nest next year, I’m realizing my worrying strategy may be skewed (but I’m okay with that).

Dec03
Teenagers and Bad News Parties: What Do We Tell Them?

Teenagers and Bad News Parties: What Do We Tell Them?

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A reader asks how we deal with teens and the specter of poor teen decisions about drugs and alcohol and parties.

Dec01
The Glass Is Exactly As Full As It Should Be

The Glass Is Exactly As Full As It Should Be

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While trying to balance helping my autistic son’s potential and limitations, I don’t always get it right. The good news is, he does, in spite of me.

Nov24
Thanksgiving Apart: Still Thankful

Thanksgiving Apart: Still Thankful

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Our family won’t be together this week, but that’s okay — it’s helping me focus on what’s really important, and how thankful I truly am.

Nov19
How To Help When Far-Away Family Is In Crisis

How To Help When Far-Away Family Is In Crisis

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Today’s query asks if being far away means a concerned aunt can’t help her nephew, and my answer is that she can help more than she thinks.

Nov17
ADHD and College Prep: The Last Frontier?

ADHD and College Prep: The Last Frontier?

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My high school senior is more ready for college than I’d imagined, except for this one little issue that could turn into a giant issue. I have to trust her.

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