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  • Congraduations!

    This week, my youngest graduates from high school. It’s a wonderful but bittersweet time, as many of you…

  • Dating Lessons

    Talking to teenagers about dating can prove very difficult. Choosing which of our own experiences to share, and which of our hard-earned lessons to teach, is half the battle.

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    All or Something

    Is it okay if the whole family isn’t together? This was the gate agent’s question as we attempted to get on a different flight.

  • TBT: Teens on Display

    Adolescence is just one big walking pimple. (Carol Burnett) I can remember the first time an adult helped make sense of my maddening experience of being a teenager. It was a school counselor who simply asked me what is what like being on stage all the time. Now, I was never involved in drama or […]

  • The Wonder Years

    “Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.” (Marcelene Cox) Life with children can be hectic and harried. Between driving them here and there — from ballet to a birthday party to buying […]