Ships will come and go in the harbor of your mind, but you'll be able to decide which ones to unload. Slowly but surely, you can fashion a mind that is aware of it self and amazed by its complexity and powers of compassion.
Accept that what you did yesterday won't work today. Your child is changing and growing and your relationship with him or her has to accommodate that growth. To do this, your behavior is going to have to change, too.
It is time to be going back to school with more than brand new backpacks filled with school supplies. Here's to the 2014-15 school year kick-off with vigilant attention to EVERY aspect of our children's health and development!
We know that teenagers are prone to engaging in risky behaviors, but what are the solutions? In addition to intervention and professional support, parents can play a key role in their adolescents' well-being and their ability to make good decisions.
Whatever happens in this election year, the new generation of activists I've seen in Oakland are my reason for hope, and there's room here for all ages. Together, we must create the changes we believe in.