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Jul02
It’s Never Too Late To Be A Good Sport

It’s Never Too Late To Be A Good Sport

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When your teen (who is on the autism spectrum) is still a poor sport, game time can be tricky. Sometimes there’s a pleasant surprise in store, though.

Jun04
Letter To My Son On His High School Graduation Day

Letter To My Son On His High School Graduation Day

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Tomorrow afternoon you are going stand in an auditorium with a thousand other kids your age. People will speak. Some parents will dab tears. Others will be elbowing their way to a prime position in order to take a photo with their zoom lens. I don’t need to tell you which group I will be in.

May15
When You’re Tangled in Your Safety Net

When You’re Tangled in Your Safety Net

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I’m 17 and pregnant. My family is wonderfully helpful…to the point that I’m afraid I won’t be allowed to raise my own baby! How can I ask them to back off without alienating my support system?

May09
Lessons You Learn From Motherhood

Lessons You Learn From Motherhood

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Motherhood is full of opportunities to learn important, and not so important, lessons. You might as well laugh through them all.

May07
The Secret To Blending A Family

The Secret To Blending A Family

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The secret to successfully blending a family is making peace with it being messy and ongoing and scary and wonderful.

Mar22
17 Ways to Be a Happier Parent

17 Ways to Be a Happier Parent

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I made a conscious effort to figure out what would make me the happiest. What things gave me the most bang for my buck, so to speak. And the rest I just let go. Is there a way to just be happier? Or is the real secret to stop making yourself crazy with the things that don’t matter?

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