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Apr19
My Kid Turned 18 And All I Got Was Grateful (and Some Ink)

My Kid Turned 18 And All I Got Was Grateful (and Some Ink)

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While a child’s 18th birthday is a big deal no matter what, it’s especially meaningful to our family that our once-struggling kid is now, finally, thriving.

Apr11
Toddler Fears: The Dreaded Nail Clippers

Toddler Fears: The Dreaded Nail Clippers

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A toddler is irrationally fearful of having her finger and toe nails clipped. Her parents have tried everything. What else can they do to help her over this fear?

Mar30
“Thank you” is Not Enough: When a Teacher is So Much More

“Thank you” is Not Enough: When a Teacher is So Much More

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Even though we’ve been incredibly lucky to have a great teacher in our lives as long as we have, saying goodbye is never easy.

Mar22
Life’s Not Fair, Whether I Help My Teens or Not

Life’s Not Fair, Whether I Help My Teens or Not

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The knife-edge between encouraging my teens to self-advocate and stepping in while I still can is a precarious one, especially in a world that’s unfair.

Mar07
Travel & Parental Separation Anxiety

Travel & Parental Separation Anxiety

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A mom will be separated from her toddler while on a business trip for the first time. She can’t seem to put out her concerns and fears, about being away from her child, out of her head. What can she do about this parental separation anxiety?

Feb22
Meeting the Special Needs of Your Gifted Child

Meeting the Special Needs of Your Gifted Child

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A regular reader returns needing advice on how to help with her “easygoing” and “gifted” child who has suddenly been exhibiting disruptive and negative-attention seeking behaviors.

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