5 Unforgivable Sins Parents Make While Oversharing on Social Media

The day started out as it always did: coffee, email, phone messages, a quick Facebook scan…and then…what the heck? Staring at me, even before my coffee became cold, was post after post, and photo after photo, of sick, bloodied, and crying kids. The first was a blood-soaked bandage showing the actual lump removed from some childs’ head! I could have gone the rest of my life and would have been fine not seeing that. It is […]

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Practice Academic Skills This Summer

I think most people will agree that exceptional children who practice any form of academics during their summer break, will have a smoother transition back to school. If you like the idea of helping your child stay academically focused but dread having to continue a specific routine or maintain a home-school classroom, here are a few quick ideas to keep the momentum without schoolwork being the center of attention. Timing is everything   You need […]

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I’m Working On It, Mom!

A few years ago, after the first of many, “dramatic” conversations with my only daughter, I posted the timeline-chart (see below) on teenage attitudes. Unbeknownst to me at the time, there would be more challenges than I ever could have imagined. Some so incredibly unsettling it is hard to understand how I am even here right now. But I am. I’m humbled and blessed that I have had so many opportunities while raising my children. Although, […]

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Teenagers Control Their Destiny By Choice–Not By Chance

You are not going to like what I have to say, but I believe each and every word is true. Teenagers, are by far the worst at being able to make decisions which might directly affect them a year or two from now. They hang out in the “now.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just, well, uncomfortable to say the least. There I said it, their indecisiveness is incredibly annoying and uncomfortable. […]

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Why Parents Who Communicate With Other Parents Are Not Dinosaurs

I’m finally going to set the record straight about why and when parents should communicate with other parents about their children’s outings, sleepover’s, shopping trips, or even parties.   Contrary to some popular opinions, parents who take an active interest in their kidlet’s whereabouts are not a dying breed. Sorry–not sorry–teenagers, asking where you will be and who you will be with is not going to go out of style any time soon. The lyric, […]

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