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Aug05
Don’t Fall into the “Let’s Get Through It” Mentality

Don’t Fall into the “Let’s Get Through It” Mentality

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As a home educator, I am required to take full responsibility for asking questions when presented with new information, which is exactly what this year’s homeschool conference forced me to remember.

Jul30
A Tale Of Two Teens Headed Back-To-School Two Ways

A Tale Of Two Teens Headed Back-To-School Two Ways

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When back-to-school means different things for different teens in the same family, the name of the game is making sure that everyone gets what they need.

Jul29
Is It Really Different When It’s Your Own Child?

Is It Really Different When It’s Your Own Child?

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After spending time with my friends’ needy, clingy children, I am having second thoughts about parenthood. Will I really feel that differently about my own baby?

Jul23
Dysfunction Junction: Improving Executive Function In Challenged Teens

Dysfunction Junction: Improving Executive Function In Challenged Teens

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A disorganized teen can make for an unhappy family, but with a few good coping strategies, everyone ends up happier and more productive.

Jul22
Alpha Mom Book Club: The Whole-Brain Child Book Review & Discussion

Alpha Mom Book Club: The Whole-Brain Child Book Review & Discussion

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We’re discussing The Whole-Brain Child for our parenting book club this month. It’s an engaging and informative read on how the brain develops and offers practical solutions for the most typical misbehaving issues, while explaining what is most likely going on in their brains that’s causing them to “lose their mind.”

Jul18
Dear Cal: Advice To My Teenage Daughter (Part 3)

Dear Cal: Advice To My Teenage Daughter (Part 3)

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A couple of life lessons I want to pass down to my 13-year-old daughter, Cal, about the importance of a positive body image and the consequences of surrounding herself with people who hurt, not help, that image.

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