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Age: Big Kids

How to stay connected with your teen

Staying emotionally engaged with our children is one of the most important and satisfying parts of being a parent. It’s also one of the most difficult, particularly as our kids get older. We want to understand their lives, and try … Continue reading

Rules for safety on the school commute

Whether you walk, ride or drive, be safe getting to school School schedules are settling in, but don’t let your children get too comfortable with the commute and cut corners on safety.  Whether they walk, ride on a bus, in … Continue reading

5 things to know about therapy

The decision to seek mental health assistance is a tough one for many parents. Here is what you can expect. 1.Therapy is work.  You are seeking help because you are feeling overwhelmed and want someone to really appreciate your situation. … Continue reading

2 min. of advice to college students

From the time I took Mr. Mike’s Western Civilization course in high school, I was certain I wanted to be a history teacher. Mr. Mike walked constantly around the room, enthralling a class of freshman boys with accounts of the … Continue reading

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