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  • The Truth And Nothing But The Truth About Successful Parents

    The Truth And Nothing But The Truth About Successful Parents

    What if I told you much of what you hear about parenting is not true? What if I told you the color of one’s skin, race, creed or national origin has no predictive value on their potential to be a good parent? What if I told you that neither gender, class, nor socio-economic status guarantee […]

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  • What Computers And Parenting Have In Common

    What Computers And Parenting Have In Common

    A couple of months ago, I was in Silicon Valley. During my travels, I toured the Computer History Museum. If you or your child are fans of computers and technology, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California is a must see. Even if you only have a remote interest in computers and technology, the […]

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  • Give The Gift that Is Free and Priceless

    Give The Gift That Is Free And Priceless

    Have you ever wanted to do something for your child that is memorable? Do you find it hard to give your child that special gift that every other child doesn’t already have? Would you like to provide your child with a meaningful gift that can last an eternity? Hold on tight because I am going […]

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  • Great Children Do Not Happen By Accident

    Great Children Do Not Happen By Accident

    In the US, nearly 11,000 babies are born each day. In nearly every case, the parents of that newborn have great expectations for their child. Almost universally, parents dream that their bouncing bundle of joy will someday become a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer, a teacher, an athlete, or even President. Yet, despite the incredible hopes […]

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  • Time to Talk about Teen Suicide

    Time to Talk about Teen Suicide

    Sadly, it’s time to talk about teen suicide again.Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in our young people 15-24; approximately 4,000 Americans in this age group died of their own actions last year and a much greater number suffered a range of consequences from suicide attempts. More than 32,000 Americans of all ages […]

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  • Was It Worth It

    Was It Worth It? Reflections from a Second Generation Food Mom

    I walked down the damp hallway past the entrance to the visitors’ locker room just as my teenage daughter and her friends emerged. Fresh from the game, each held a bucket-sized frozen slushie the color of antifreeze. They stopped, startled. “Are you mad?”, one ventured, as their eyes met mine. Before I could answer, another […]

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  • If I had it do to over 2

    If I had it to do over again …

    I’m writing to all the new mamas out there who are surviving through those first years of parenthood. Yes, you will survive and yes it is difficult. But every stage has its hard parts and its beautiful memories. In many ways, it does get easier. But it’s not about taking the easy way out. As […]

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  • Some Sample Mobile Usage Guidelines

    Some Sample Mobile Usage Guidelines

    By now, it should be abundantly clear to parents that giving a child unfettered use of a mobile device is a very risky proposition. Left to their own devices (literally), the odds are overwhelming that kids will stay up far too late, trash talk far too much, and wander too far down the Internet’s darker […]

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  • The Need for Sext Ed

    The Need for “Sext” Ed

    Arguably, no phenomenon of the mobile era is as upsetting to parents as “sexting.” For the blissfully uninitiated, “sexting” refers to the sending of sexually explicit texts and photos. It began with just naughty words in the early 2000s, but as cameraphones became more prevalent, cellphone users began sending explicit photos of themselves to their […]

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  • The Risks of Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Texting

    The Risks of Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Texting

    There have been a lot of articles and studies over the past couple of decades about where American kids rank against their peers around the world. Unfortunately, one category in which U.S. kids are world leaders is sleep deprivation. A recent study conducted by researchers at Boston College found that American students are 30% more […]

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