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hellos and goodbyes

Hellos and Goodbyes

It doesn’t take more than a glace at the local pool and an eye roll at the local weather forecast to know that summer is officially here. The days are hotter (seriously, though, why is it so hot?!), the neighborhood streets stay awake longer thanks to the patter of children’s feet and the friction of […]

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The D-word: Discipline

As parents, we strive to have good kids. However, we don’t just happen upon these so-called “good” kids. It is our job to teach them. We can’t expect to have obedient, well-behaved kids without good, solid discipline. And, let’s be honest: disciplining is hard work. What works for one child, may not work for another. […]

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neglectful parenting

It Happened to Me: What Makes a Negligent Parent?

Several years ago an educated middle class family made national headlines after someone reported their children had been spotted walking home alone from their neighborhood park, a mile from their house. CPS got involved, and they received a warning that their kids, ages ten and six, were too young to be allowed to walk unsupervised. […]

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Seriously, I really am just making it up as I go.

Just Making This Parenting Thing Up As I Go

Not long ago I was in the car with my teenagers. I let them have control of the sound system sometimes. When that happens, they play mostly the same songs over and over again. Among all kinds of music, good and bad, they love Broadway soundtracks. Recently, they have been playing songs from How to […]

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