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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.

Sep25
Alpha Mom Must List: Read “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio

Alpha Mom Must List: Read “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio

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Wonder, the novel about a boy with severe craniofacial deformities who starts middle school, by R.J. Palacio is a must-read for children and their parents.

Sep24
The Unbearable Rightness Of Being

The Unbearable Rightness Of Being

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One of the hardest lessons for my teens is that, sometimes, there are some things more important than being right.

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