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A Yearly Perk for Middle Schoolers

  A super-cool perk of being in middle school is the giant window of opportunity that lies before your child on the elective side of the course selection sheet. These classes provide the...

How Mission Control Really Works

  It happens all the time. You start a project with clarity, energy, and time. And then the interruptions begin. You don't want to engage with anyone because you're on a mission. You love your...

Help Your Tween Start 2022 on a High Note

  We frame each new year with a deficit model. We stake out specific resolutions for self-improvement. We need to lose weight, quit smoking, or join a gym. We want to reduce screen time and...

You Made It!

  I wanted to pop in your inbox before 2022 to say well done. I salute your commitment to learning about, being with, and loving your transforming and fascinating adolescent. I understand that...

The Stranger

  Minding my own business, I stood in line at Sprouts, balancing a pint of strawberries and three avocadoes. I noticed the man behind me holding a beautiful bouquet in one hand and steering his...
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The Best Alternative to Lecturing
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