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We’re Raising Problem Solvers

  When we notice the trash can is not on the curb, and it’s our child’s responsibility to get it there, which prompt is the most useful to solve the problem? “You didn’t take out the garbage...

Life is Fragile

We live our lives with the best intentions to honor ourselves as well as those we care about and love. At the same time, we are imperfect humans who make mistakes. We do things we are not proud of...

Get it Done: Don’t Let Your Mojo Slip

  Life’s unpredictability in this third decade of the 21 century requires that our mojo, grit, and determination keep us motivated. Should you feel those slipping, you are not alone. But you...

6 Things Your Tween Needs from You as School Starts

  Tweens lives are wonky as they are no longer children, and years away from adulthood. Their moodiness and unpredictableness confuses them and makes understanding them difficult for us....

How to Help Your Adolescent Set Goals

  Setting goals with your adolescent can be tricky. Over-laying your goals on them and expecting them to acquiesce is not an effective approach. Their quests for independence and autonomy make...
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We’re so Close to Normal
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Happy Mother's Day 2021
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