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May13
Bullying is a Crime, Not a Rite of Passage

Bullying is a Crime, Not a Rite of Passage

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But the bigger picture is that my child has the right to go to school and not be bullied. He has the right to walk the hallways with someone shouting “retard” “faggot” “loser” at him, without people “accidentally” bumping into him. He has the right to sit in a classroom without someone rolling their eyes at him every time he speaks.

Apr29
So, You Want to Garden With Your Children

So, You Want to Garden With Your Children

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My kindergartner brought home seeds from school to grow carrots.

And thus my how-to guide for successfully growing carrots with young children was born.

Apr23
Seven Rules on How to Apologize

Seven Rules on How to Apologize

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You will have to apologize more times in your life than you can even imagine. Yes, when you are young you will think that you could never possibly be wrong. But you will be. Oh how you will be.

Apr08
Has Feminism Killed Chivalry and Good Old Fashioned Manners?

Has Feminism Killed Chivalry and Good Old Fashioned Manners?

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I hear people talk alll the time about kids now-a-days, though I am sure my parents’ generation said the same thing about us, and how they are rude, unhelpful, and reeking of self-entitlment. I always want to say, they are your kids too, who do you have to blame but yourself?

Apr01
Mothering Meltdowns, Revisited

Mothering Meltdowns, Revisited

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I happen to think that people need to chose their words carefully. To think about the consequences of those words. To think beyond their own personal validation. Are you willing to risk relationships with the words you chose to write? What matters more to you? And what if those relationships are with your children?

Mar25
Mothering Meltdowns, Keep Them to Yourself

Mothering Meltdowns, Keep Them to Yourself

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My bigger hope is that by parenting them with loving firmness that when they are adults we will be friends. That they will see the rationale behind my parenting. That they will know beyond all doubt that every thing I did was out of love.

Everything single thing.

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