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Mar09
Bathroom Remodel: Neurotic Parent of Teens Edition

Bathroom Remodel: Neurotic Parent of Teens Edition

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A remodeling project is always fraught, but throw soon-to-fly-the-coop teens into the mix, and I’m even more neurotic than usual. Surprise.

Mar02
Teens, Politics, Kindness: Being Compassionate, Even When It’s Hard

Teens, Politics, Kindness: Being Compassionate, Even When It’s Hard

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There’s nothing quite like a contentious election cycle to make you realize your kids are hearing and watching everything.

Feb24
Hanging on for Dear Life in the River of Busy

Hanging on for Dear Life in the River of Busy

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In a two-career, two-teenager household, is it possible to step back from an atmosphere of constant “busy?” Maybe not, but I’m trying.

Feb16
How to Stop Your Kids From Having Sex Too Early*

How to Stop Your Kids From Having Sex Too Early*

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Want your child to grow up with a healthy, realistic view of sexuality, and to wait until they’re really ready for intimacy? Read on.

Feb11
To Label Or Not To Label, That Is The Question

To Label Or Not To Label, That Is The Question

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A reader wants to know the value of putting a label on a struggling older child, or does it even matter? I have strong opinions on this one.

Feb09
Mother/Daughter Dynamics, On and Off Stage

Mother/Daughter Dynamics, On and Off Stage

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With just a few months left before my oldest flies the coop, we survived being in a show together (and had a blast).

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