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May15
“It’s not extra money” and Other Things Teens Should Know About Credit Cards

“It’s not extra money” and Other Things Teens Should Know About Credit Cards

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As an adult, I’ve volunteered to teach personal finance classes to teens in local schools. This is what I want teens to know about how credit cards work before they go off to college.

May04
When Daddy’s Been Drinking, Part Two

When Daddy’s Been Drinking, Part Two

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I came home to find my baby in a dark room crying his eyes out…and my husband passed out drunk. What now? What’s next?

Apr27
It Is None of My Business What Other Teenagers Do, Or Is It?

It Is None of My Business What Other Teenagers Do, Or Is It?

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Do you tell parents if you know their child is involved in destructive behavior such as drinking, drugs, having sex with older boys? Or do you think it is none of your business? I happen to think it takes a village, even if it makes me uncomfortable sometimes.

Apr20
How I Get My Reluctant Son to Read Books

How I Get My Reluctant Son to Read Books

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I wasn’t an eager reader at 9 years old and neither is my son right now. So, here’s what I do.

Apr18
The Last Time

The Last Time

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The lasts are hard for me to deal with. Mostly because when they are happening we don’t know that they are the last. We have no reason to mark the occassion as special or set it aside as being different than any other day. We are just going on like it is a regular day. It is only in retrospect, in looking back, that the event has any importance.

Apr17
Take Pictures that Really Capture Your Kids

Take Pictures that Really Capture Your Kids

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You can do a better job of capturing your child in a photo than the school photographer, I promise, even if you don’t have training or a fancy camera.

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