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Mar04
Teens and Dating

Teens and Dating

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When my kids were younger and the subject of them dating would come up I would say that I wasn’t going to allow dating until they were married. I was only somewhat joking.

Feb25
Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Raising Little Girls

Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Raising Little Girls

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I was out shopping with my daughter a few weeks ago when she pointed to a display rack of bras. They were bright and colorful. They were padded. They were in the little girl section of the store. I stood there in disbelief wonder why a 5, 6, even 8 or 9 year old would need a bra like this, especially a padded bra. Before I could say anything my daughter turned to me and excitedly asked for one.

Feb18
Youth Sports, They’ll Make you Crazy If You Let Them

Youth Sports, They’ll Make you Crazy If You Let Them

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Yet it is easy to get sucked in when you hear about what other parents are doing. It is easy to worry that you are putting your child at a disadvantage. But when thoughts like that invade my head I ask myself honestly, at a disadvantage for what? Winning another dust collecting trophy?

Feb11
Ten Things The Baby Books Miss

Ten Things The Baby Books Miss

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The front door opens and shuts. In walks my teenage son.

Uh, Mom?
Yes?
I crashed the car.

I turned to my friend.

You know? There isn’t a place for this in the baby book.

Feb04
Homework, How Much Should Parents Do

Homework, How Much Should Parents Do

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I finally let go when I realized I was not doing my children any favors by doing their work for them, even though deep down I feel as though I am judged when my children hand in less than perfect homework assignments.

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.

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