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Notes from the Children

04.14.2014
The "Kid Blog" on our Pajama Program website is full of sweet and tender notes and drawings from children who receive our pajamas and books....
Why I Try To Feel Thankful For The Mean Girls

Why I Try To Feel Thankful For The Mean Girls

04.11.2014
I'm glad that my daughter is learning how to deal with them early, while living at home where I can offer hugs, suggestions and listening...
Something Strange Is Happening To Teens' Pants

Something Strange Is Happening To Teens' Pants

Kim Bhasin  04.11.2014
America's teenagers are dropping their jeans and replacing them with elastic-waistband stretch pants, according to a well-regarded report...
When The Beach Boys Were Teen Idols

When The Beach Boys Were Teen Idols

04. 8.2014
Looking back I realize the impact music had on our family. Every one of us bought 45's for our personal record players in our rooms. At...
Am I the Only Parent Who Calls Before Sleepovers?

Am I the Only Parent Who Calls Before Sleepovers?

04. 8.2014
When we focus on being their friend, we abdicate the far more important job of being our children's parent.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Pot

How to Talk to Your Kids About Pot

04. 8.2014
The libertarian in me is pleased that we have become more consistent in how we handle pot vs. alcohol and tobacco, but the mom in me has...
What Adults (Apparently) Can't See When They Look At Teens

What Adults (Apparently) Can't See When They Look At Teens

04. 8.2014
Most teenagers do not adhere to the image of the stereotypical teen. Stop saying that we don't care about world affairs; many of us concerned...
The Worst Question to Ask Your Teenage Son

The Worst Question to Ask Your Teenage Son

04. 7.2014
When your teenager is being, well, a teenager, take a deep breath, relax and smile. This open approach will make you far more receptive...
Why Mike Trout Made a Big Mistake in Taking a $144.5 Million Contract From the Angels

Why Mike Trout Made a Big Mistake in Taking a $144.5 Million Contract From the Angels

04. 7.2014
Well, the New Jersey native just signed a deal through 2020 worth $144.5 million. And I believe that this could be the greatest financial...
Teenzilla and the Frontal Lobe

Teenzilla and the Frontal Lobe

04. 4.2014
Was there a reason for this ridiculous behavior? If so, was there a cure and was I going to be the next Freud of the teenage psyche? I...
19-Year-Old Notre Dame Bro Breaks Into A Day Spa To Eat All The Hot Pockets

19-Year-Old Notre Dame Bro Breaks Into A Day Spa To Eat All The Hot Pockets

04. 3.2014
Wow, Notre Dame. It’s not in your Catholic nature to do things like this. One shameless Notre Dame 19-year-old breaks into a day spa...
'Dorothy Must Die' -- Oz as You've Never Seen It

'Dorothy Must Die' -- Oz as You've Never Seen It

04. 1.2014
Danielle Paige's Dorothy Must Die is hands down one of my favorite young adult books that I've read this year. Imagine all the magic of...

New Jewish Camp to Teach Entrepreneurship to Teens

03.31.2014
You know it's a good idea when parents lament that they wish there was something like this when they were teens. That seems to be the general...

Reasons to Be Happy: Interview With Katrina Kittle

03.31.2014
I spent most of my life longing for the ability to write full time, and only when I was able to write full time did I realize the seed...