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Jan28
Letting Your Kids Go

Letting Your Kids Go

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One of the most difficult things I have found about being a mother surprised me. It wasn’t the sleepless nights or the tantrums. It wasn’t the whining or the endless bickering. It wasn’t even the fights about going to bed and then the same fights about getting up in the morning. No, the most difficult thing about being a mother has been letting them go.

Jan19
I Am Not Giving My Kids Everything

I Am Not Giving My Kids Everything

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As the years have passed and my children have grown, I realize I don’t give my children everything. And even more importantly, I don’t want to give my children everything.

Jan12
Talking to Children About Violent News Stories

Talking to Children About Violent News Stories

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I have been asked several times over the past week how I was talking to my young children about the shootings in Arizona. And my answer is the same as it is with any random violent act which occurs, I’m not.

Dec22
Can Bullying Be Stopped?

Can Bullying Be Stopped?

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Maybe the question isn’t why some kids are bullies, but rather why the rest of the kids are not stepping up to stop it.

Dec15
The Lies We Tell

The Lies We Tell

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Lying is a necessary part of parenting. Not lying about big things. It’s the small things, the so-called white lies. Any parent that tells me they never lie to their kids, well, I think they are lying.

Nov19
Rubber Bracelets, promoting Cancer Awareness one preteen boy at a time

Rubber Bracelets, promoting Cancer Awareness one preteen boy at a time

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Across the country tween and teen boys are wearing bracelets with the message I Love Boobies.  Do these bracelets really raise awareness for breast cancer, as the manufacturer suggests?  Or are they promoting sexism?

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