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Dec04
Please Get Off My Back! (The Perils of Overprotective Parenting)

Please Get Off My Back! (The Perils of Overprotective Parenting)

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I vowed never to become an overprotective parent like my mother. Then I had a child.

Dec03
Finding The Holiday Spirit With Teenagers

Finding The Holiday Spirit With Teenagers

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Tidings of comfort and joy can feel like a tall order in a household with children who are no longer truly children… but I think it’s still there if you look.

Nov05
A Handy Fundraising FAQ, From A Band Parent

A Handy Fundraising FAQ, From A Band Parent

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You may dread the appearance of a kid with a glossy brochure of wares on your doorstep, but school/activity fundraising is here to stay. Here’s why it matters.

Oct30
Teaching Kids How to Handle Life’s Disappointments

Teaching Kids How to Handle Life’s Disappointments

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It is inevitable. We all face disappointments in our lives, many times out of our direct control. How we handle those disappointments is up to us. Teaching our children to weather setbacks and failures is one of the more important jobs we face as parents.

Oct29
Recovering From a Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Morning

Recovering From a Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Morning

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The truth is that we all have times when we handle ourselves badly and our kids pay the price. The goal is to find a way to make things right and move on.

Oct03
Getting Rid of the Shoulds

Getting Rid of the Shoulds

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Let’s make a pact to remove the word “Should” from our vocabularies. Shoulds make you feel weak, like a failure. Shoulds get in the way of you appreciating what you actually do–the things that matter to you and to your family.

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