Taking Time-Out for You

The lives of parents are often ruled by when we work, drive carpools, make dinner, clean the house, do laundry, play with the kids, arrange play dates, and attend dance recitals. Not to mention the added stress and planning required for holidays and special occasions. By the time we hit our pillows every night, it …

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Upon Graduation

It is 6 a.m., and she is sleeping softly. She is snuggled, as always, with a blanket loosed from its makeup hours earlier and a pillow that holds thousands of her dreams. I am lost in my thoughts. What do I do now? Little did I know it was going to hurt this bad. I’d …

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The Safety Talk

We see it all the time on the news, in the paper, and online. Yet most parents still believe that it will never happen to their child. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an estimated 800,000 children go missing every year. Unfortunately, in today’s hustling, bustling world, perpetrators are usually people …

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Answering the Curfew Question

One of the biggest battles parents raising teenagers face is the debate over curfew. It usually goes something like this: You set the limit and she protests how unfair it is. If you’re lucky, the disagreement ends there. If not, an argument ensues that includes whining, yelling, tears, stomping, and the ever-popular door slamming. Teenagers …

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