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Dec17
If You’re Shallow And You Know It, Clap Your Hands!

If You’re Shallow And You Know It, Clap Your Hands!

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I’ve never been the kind of parent to go for the flashy or extravagant gift for my kids, except I finally did, and it feels fantastic.

Dec02
To New Parents, From A Parent of Teens

To New Parents, From A Parent of Teens

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I don’t tell new parents the things I think they really ought to know, because I doubt they would believe me. But here’s what I always want to say.

Nov25
Why The “Best” Holiday Gift For Teens Isn’t For Us

Why The “Best” Holiday Gift For Teens Isn’t For Us

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Teenagers are notoriously hard to shop for, and mine insist all they want is money. I refuse to give up and just fork over the cash, and I’m okay with that.

Nov18
Why I Volunteer Even More At The High School

Why I Volunteer Even More At The High School

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At a time when many parents are backing off, we’re stepping up; volunteering at the high school level doesn’t make you a helicopter parent!

Nov11
Puzzles

Puzzles

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The longer I parent, the more I realize how much I don’t know. It’s all a puzzle, and thankfully, I like puzzles.

Nov04
Teenagers, Politics and Voting

Teenagers, Politics and Voting

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I voted this morning, but perhaps more importantly, I’m trying to make sure my kids understand why it’s a big deal.

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