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Saying Goodbye to My Boy

Saying Goodbye to My Boy

Wendy Del Monte  04.27.2016
I walked by the open bedroom door and stopped to turn off the light. As my hand reached for the switch, I glanced at the person lying on...
Exile in Tweenville: A Lesbian Single Mom, Raising Boys

Exile in Tweenville: A Lesbian Single Mom, Raising Boys

Cheryl Dumesnil  04.26.2016
As a lesbian solo mom raising two boys, often I feel like an anthropologist dropped into an unfamiliar culture, scrambling to understand...
The Real Way the Next Generation of Girls can 'Have It All'

The Real Way the Next Generation of Girls can 'Have It All'

Angela Pruess  04.26.2016
What if instead of basing the meaning of 'having it all' on a set of culturally determined externals it meant possessing the traits and...
Anxiety From Two Perspectives

Anxiety From Two Perspectives

Anne DuRoss  04.26.2016
Six months ago, our world within our family changed overnight it seemed. I have kept this story under wraps since then; not out of shame...
The Most Important Lessons Prince Taught Us

The Most Important Lessons Prince Taught Us

Eva Lesko Natiello  04.26.2016
As I read stories written about Prince since his untimely death, I realize there are some loud messages he's left us to ponder. One of...

How Music Can Improve Your Teen's Self-Esteem

Rebecca Laclair  04.25.2016
Nurturing your teen's self-esteem ought to be easy. Your child has so many wonderful qualities, and if she were to embrace them, perhaps...
10 Things Your Teens Will Eventually Thank You For

10 Things Your Teens Will Eventually Thank You For

Ann Brenoff  04.25.2016
The teenage years can be a test of wills. Here are 10 things that your teen will eventually thank you for. 1. Being a good parent, not...
Sugaring: A New Kind of Irresistible

Sugaring: A New Kind of Irresistible

Anahita Pardiwalla  04.20.2016
Exercising power and control is a drug in itself. Young women and men are discovering this ability to covet entry into what used to be...

To Reduce Kids' Anxiety, Stop Telling Them How Great They Are

Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D.  04.18.2016
This advice may be counterintuitive. The self-esteem movement indoctrinated us with the idea that complimenting kids -- essentially, telling...

Disarming the Trigger of School Shootings for Bereaved Siblings

New Harbinger  04.18.2016
Providing an environment where teens can express themselves and ask questions without fear of judgment or reproach can help them develop...

Raising a Rock Star

Lisa R. Petty  04.17.2016
My son is the type of person who would NEVER call himself a rock star. He is and will be a musician. To say that I am proud of my son...

Saying No to Naysayers on Your Path

Genevieve Piturro  04.15.2016
On the road to fulfilling your true purpose you're not always joined by cheerleaders. Even those closest to you may not rally in...

Boholuv Old School: Coachella Bound

Kimann Schultz  04.10.2016
Coachella 2016, the music-founded glamfest just a few years older than my youngest daughter, is in final countdown. And my husband, my...
Timmy Being Timmy: A Day in the Life of an Aging Ballplayer

Timmy Being Timmy: A Day in the Life of an Aging Ballplayer

Tim Koechlin  04. 9.2016
I received an unexpected gift yesterday from a skinny kid named Devin - a trash-talking 15 year-old with a very good crossover. Devin...