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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?

Nov09
Caught, Not Taught

Caught, Not Taught

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I’ve been thinking about the qualities that people most often comment about in my children and how they learned those things.

Nov04
I Never Knew I’d  Have So Much to Say About Toilet Paper, Then I Had Kids

I Never Knew I’d Have So Much to Say About Toilet Paper, Then I Had Kids

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I always hear people complain that their family members can’t seem to change the roll of toilet paper when it runs out. I don’t have that problem. It was solved the one time my head spun around in a full circle and pea soup spewed from my mouth, frightening my children into submission. I do have a different toilet paper problem, one for which I can’t manage to muster as much outrage. See for yourself…

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