Category: Parenting

Notes & quotes from 2016

Here are some of my favorite quotes and notes from this past year. “Never let someone tell you that your dreams aren’t realistic,” proclaimed Portland Blazers basketball star CJ McCollum.  I so dislike these “follow your dreams” platitudes. They sound … Continue reading

5 myths about the modern teen

After discussing with me his best friend’s first sexual experiences, a young teen erroneously proclaimed that, “Everyone in high school has sex before they graduate.” Believing in something doesn’t make it true. I spend lots of time dispelling myths that … Continue reading

Is your preschooler normal?

All preschoolers exhibit some behavior problems. For most children, age brings maturity and a decrease in their difficulties. For other kids, early problems are predictors of future troubles. How can you tell the difference? That simple question is difficult to … Continue reading

Why you should take a moment for yourself

When is the last time you told your child that you were not going to some select sports activity because you wanted more time for yourself?  Your need for sleep was more important than taking your child to a sporting … Continue reading

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