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Mar08
When Your Preschooler Lies

When Your Preschooler Lies

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A five-year-old’s craving for sugary treats has led to a mini-crime spree. What now?

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.

Mar04
Toddler Wars: Nail Trimming

Toddler Wars: Nail Trimming

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How to wrangle and clip those miniature talons without losing an eyeball.

Mar02
Cloth Diaper Blowback

Cloth Diaper Blowback

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Dealing with the skeptics and naysayers who think cloth diapering is weird gross crazy hippie talk.

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?

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