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Apr02
The More Teens Change, The More They Don’t

The More Teens Change, The More They Don’t

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My teens are growing up, and in some ways everything seems different, now. In plenty of other ways, though, it’s all still very familiar.

Jan06
Goodbye Baby Gate, Hello (Terrible, Frightening) Freedom

Goodbye Baby Gate, Hello (Terrible, Frightening) Freedom

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My preschooler is very good at unlatching our strong baby gate. At what age can I let him have some independence in house during the early morning, before we are up?

Nov13
How Not To Drown In The Teen Dating Pool

How Not To Drown In The Teen Dating Pool

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Watching teens wade into the dating pool is a special kind of agony. Mine may roll their eyes at me, but these are the things I think they need to know.

Oct28
The End of the Potty Reward System

The End of the Potty Reward System

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The Good News: Rewards got my son potty trained. The Bad News: I have no idea how to stop rewarding him.

Aug06
Potty Training Limbo

Potty Training Limbo

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My son is showing all the signs that he’s “ready” for potty training, without any of the actual “using the potty” part. What’s the next step?

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.

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