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Learning to Deal with Teen Anger

Anger is a typical, healthy emotional response to outside stressors. How do we help our teens feel anger without going overboard?
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Letter to My Daughter on her First Day of High School

Dear Daughter, Tomorrow you start high school and I couldn't be more excited for you. There are a few things I'd like to share with you before you go...

How To Deal With Teenagers when they lie, and keep lying

I catch him lying, he knows he’s lying, he knows I know he’s lying…and he lies anyway.
A Summer Bucket List for Mom

A Summer Bucket List for Mom

Every summer I vow to make a summer bucket list with my family. I decided to draw up a bucket list that only a mom could truly appreciate.

Surviving Your Daughter’s Prom

It was not an easy week, neigh month. My daughter's prom was approaching, but no date was secured (that we knew of), no dress delivered, no plans yet made.

I Can’t Wait to Be Friends with My Kids

A recent conversation with my daughter reminded me what amazing adults my kids are growing into. I can't wait to be friends with my kids.

How to Survive Prom Dress Shopping

Spring is here and with it the time-honored mother/daughter prom dress shopping expedition. An entire day of bonding—what could be better?

My Kids Are Worried About Losing Friends When They Change Schools

Two of my kids are transitioning to new schools this years. They're not anxious about academics, they're worried about losing friends.

Letting Our Children Grow By Letting Them Fail

My point today is that not EVERY situation requires intervention. We want to grow responsible, compassionate humans. To fail is to grow.

The Call No Parent Wants: There’s a Gun at School

I heard the principal's measured voice on a recorded message saying the words no parent ever wants to hear: there was a gun at school.