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Mar25
R-E-S-P-E-C-T

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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Teaching older kids about the ins and outs of respect has to be about reminding them that they control themselves and no one else, but it’s tricky territory.

Mar18
Hello Teenagers, Goodbye Romance

Hello Teenagers, Goodbye Romance

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Having teenagers in the house is a solemn death knell of romance for the parents. And they’re not even sorry about it, either.

Mar11
When My Kids Grow Up, I Want Them To Be Flexible

When My Kids Grow Up, I Want Them To Be Flexible

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Today’s kids are being pushed to pick out their career paths way too young, I think, and I’d rather we teach them to keep an open mind and adventuresome spirit.

Mar04
Friendship Rules for the Big Kids

Friendship Rules for the Big Kids

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Much as all the Commandments follow from the first one, I feel like all friendship rules flow from “be nice,” but it gets more complicated as the kids grow up.

Feb26
Simplifying Laundry for our Busy Family + $300 GiftCard Sweepstakes

Simplifying Laundry for our Busy Family + $300 GiftCard Sweepstakes

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While academics are an obvious part of my role in their lives, I am also raising responsible household managers who will stand on their own two feet one day; fully capable of the daily skills. This is how we do it. (Don’t miss our $300 Target GiftCard Sweepstakes)

Feb25
My New Anthem For Parenting Teens

My New Anthem For Parenting Teens

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“Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen is the perfect anthem for parents of teens; it’s time to let them go, as scary as that is for both them and us.

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