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  • What Do You Want, A Medal?

    This famous quote has been used countless times — mostly by parents laboring through the aggravation of their teen’s adolescence. The fact that it’s attributed to…

  • Stop caring so little about your looks

    One of the “joys” of having teenagers is listening to them make fun of your little quirks and idiosyncrasies.
    Two of mine that get highlighted regularly are 1) I’m terrible at imitating accents (everything ends up sounding Jamaican somehow); and 2) I apparently have RJF (resting jerk face).

  • Lead Them to Manage Themselves

    “Educate your children to self-control…and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.” (Benjamin Franklin)   There are few things I find more self-sabotaging than parents trying to manage their kids’ behavior. Recently I was in a conversation with other parents of teenage boys, and they were complaining about […]

  • ICYMI — 8

    Most Fridays I try to post interesting things I’ve found while looking around the internets. Here’s this week’s list: I was born in 1970, so my back to school experience was a lot like that described in the first half of Victoria Fedden’s article. Sadly, the back to school experience with my kids is a […]