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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.

Nov19
New (fur)babies are stressful

New (fur)babies are stressful

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In the excitement of adding a second dog to our household, I may have forgotten how hard it can be for everyone involved, even when it’s a good thing.

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.

Oct22
Stop Embarrassing Your Teens

Stop Embarrassing Your Teens

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It’s not that you’re trying to be embarrassing, really, it’s just that your teenager is obligated to be mortified about your existence. Minimize the pain.

Oct08
I Snoop On My Kids Because I Can

I Snoop On My Kids Because I Can

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As teens leave behind ever-widening digital footprints, do their interactions deserve privacy? I don’t think so, and my kids know where I stand.

Sep17
Parenting Big Kids When You’re Depressed

Parenting Big Kids When You’re Depressed

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Depression, like any other medical condition, can impact your ability to parent the way you want to. You and your kids can get through it, I promise.

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