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Sometimes Youthful Stupidity is a Better way to Find Happiness than Making Mature Choices

Sometimes Youthful Stupidity is a Better way to Find Happiness than Making Mature Choices

09. 9.2014
We're living in an acquisitive capitalist society that is fundamentally anti-family and fundamentally uncomfortable with just enjoying...

A Little Girl, 10 Years Later

09. 9.2014
Time flies. Yes, we hear that everyday don't we? And on some days we see it too. Time flies. Can you see a difference you've made in...
It's Time to Raise the Age, New York: There Are Better Alternatives for Teens

It's Time to Raise the Age, New York: There Are Better Alternatives for Teens

09. 9.2014
We need to constantly remind ourselves that these are not "bad" kids, but many of them are kids to whom bad things have happened. With...
Why Are Teens Joining ISIS?

Why Are Teens Joining ISIS?

09. 8.2014
Beyond the broader social, political, and cultural forces that drive such insanity, there are some unique aspects of adolescent development...
The Daily Risks of Good Parenting

The Daily Risks of Good Parenting

09. 8.2014
How do we do this every day, when there is no guarantee? No promise of a future, or of grandchildren on our laps, no cure for cancer, no...
Yoga, Motherhood and Stumbling Through Transitions

Yoga, Motherhood and Stumbling Through Transitions

09. 5.2014
This time in my life feels awkward, unfamiliar and off-balance. But as I return to these stories of humor, pain and sweetness, I see that...
Alert! Digital Drama to Watch Out For This School Year

Alert! Digital Drama to Watch Out For This School Year

09. 5.2014
Kids often are the first to discover the latest and greatest thing, whether it's a download from the app store or a cool online trend...
Helping Your Teens With Back-To-School Anxiety

Helping Your Teens With Back-To-School Anxiety

09. 4.2014
Transitions in life are simply fraught with anxiety and fear of the unknown. None of us, particularly not teenagers are comfortable with...
A Bullied Kid's Guide To A Bully-Free School Year

A Bullied Kid's Guide To A Bully-Free School Year

09. 3.2014
When you've been bullied in the past, the first day of school isn't usually exciting. In fact, it can be terrifying. It's hard to walk...
A Simple Question, A LEGO Kit and What I Learned

A Simple Question, A LEGO Kit and What I Learned

09. 2.2014
I cracked an eye, she beamed at me. I tried to keep it open, but the pull of sleep and the resistance to all that the day would hold was...
28 Ways To Ask Your Teens 'How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'How Was School Today?'

28 Ways To Ask Your Teens 'How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'How Was School Today?'

09. 2.2014
When you get engaged dialogue with a teen, it's never disappointing. It's guaranteed to be interesting; sometimes it can be very enlightening;...

Catching up With Bestselling Author Jennifer Armentrout

08.29.2014
Chances are you've read at least one book by The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout at some point in the...

The Virgin Mary Visited My Very Angry but Lovable Teenage Son

08.28.2014
He walked side by side next to Mary. Yes, Mary the mother of Jesus, that Mary. She was cloaked in blue and he was calling her 'mom' as...

I Love to Drink Coffee Every Day and Twice As Much on Sundays

08.27.2014
I'll let you in on a little secret. Drinking coffee, for me, is more like a great love affair. Yes, I said it, a L-O-V-E affair. Why not...