Let’s stop bubblefying our kids and let them be kids.

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Yesterday, while driving my two younger kids home from seeing Earth to Echo (think E.T. meets Blair Witch Project), I heard an enlightened radio announcer discussing ways to keep our precious children safe this summer. Her ramblings went from bike … Continue reading

Take Back Summer, Parents!

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My memories of summer as a child were…well…mostly uneventful. We drudged through week after week of school, counting the days down ‘til summer, and then our dreams finally became reality somewhere in the early weeks of June. About 2.2 days … Continue reading

My kids are not my world….and they should know that.

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Somewhere along the continuum of historical parenting, it’s become norm to demonstrate our love for our kids by making them the center of our world. I have encountered countless parents who have prided themselves in this single, all encompassing statement: … Continue reading

Teenagehood is a fallacy- stop thinking it’s real

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Every parent dreads it (or will). Every grandparent remembers it with a mildly disdainful grin. Every child (pre-10) cannot wait for it. Every teacher cringes daily because of it. And absolutely no one (no one, I say) can figure it … Continue reading