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Apr08
Ballad of the School Morning Teen

Ballad of the School Morning Teen

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Some mornings leave you only the option to laugh or cry. With a hat tip to Dr. Seuss, I’m attempting the former while channeling my kids.

Apr03
That Totally Comes From Your Side of the Family

That Totally Comes From Your Side of the Family

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Because that’s what we do in our house. We blame our kids’ less desirable characteristics on our partner’s gene pool.

Apr02
The More Teens Change, The More They Don’t

The More Teens Change, The More They Don’t

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My teens are growing up, and in some ways everything seems different, now. In plenty of other ways, though, it’s all still very familiar.

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.

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