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Use Summer to Shift Your Family’s Mindset on Homework and Academics

*This post is sponsored, but the thoughts and feelings are our own, and we only work with businesses who we believe to be reputable and resourceful to our readers.  Parenting is not for the weary.  Raising kids from little hatchlings to young adults able to spread their wings and fly confidently out of our nest is not […]

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Marijuana is Legal…Now What? A Guide to Cannabis for Parents of Teenagers

Whether you are excited, outraged or just plain confused about this development, marijuana is now legal for recreational use in the state of California. Which leaves many of us wondering, what does this mean for our kids? How are we going to help them navigate yet another obstacle, another temptation?  Well, the fact is, marijuana […]

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Trouble at School

My son got into some trouble at school last week. It involved an inside joke among a large group of kids, but my son’s solo bad decision made it public. No one knew his part in it, and if the truth got out, he would most likely be ostracized by his peers. It took him […]

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The Parent Trap

Our son started high school and within weeks, our social life stopped cold. All of a sudden, he is out on Friday and Saturday nights with new kids we’ve never met doing various teenage things around town. One night they’re at Off the Grid, the next night at the movies (luckily he has always had […]

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How to Change Your Daughter’s Negative Body Image

In many households, the start of school means new clothes, however, back-to-school shopping can highlight negative body image for pre-teen and teen girls.  Returning to school can lead to feelings of insecurity and anxiety for girls as many teenagers anticipate that their classmates might notice differences in their appearance after the long summer break. Moms […]

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