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Aug11
Senior Year of High School: The Flip Side Of Struggle

Senior Year of High School: The Flip Side Of Struggle

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Will I be sad during my oldest’s senior year? No way — the gift her struggles gave us turns out to be an abundant appreciation of forward movement.

Aug04
May I Have This (Senior Year) Dance?

May I Have This (Senior Year) Dance?

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With just one (short) year left before college, I have to figure out how to give my oldest enough room to get ready to launch. We’re getting there.

Jul28
Thoughts From An Almost-Empty Nest

Thoughts From An Almost-Empty Nest

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I never felt like the years were flying by until now, and with my kids finishing up high school, we’re thinking about what comes next after they go.

Jul23
To Bribe Or Not To Bribe, That Is The Question

To Bribe Or Not To Bribe, That Is The Question

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When it comes to teens and compliance, is bribery the answer?

Jul16
Figuring Out Mental Health Care For Teens In Crisis

Figuring Out Mental Health Care For Teens In Crisis

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How does a parent navigate the health system to get a mentally ill teen the help they need? It’s hard, but not impossible. Get the support you need and keep going.

Jul14
Confessions Of A Snapchat Convert

Confessions Of A Snapchat Convert

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I don’t know if this has been obvious from my writing over the years, but… I am not exactly the hippest mother on the planet. Or the most permissive. This is why it comes as such a surprise to me that I absolutely love Snapchat.

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