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What's a Dad to Do?

What's a Dad to Do?

02.18.2014
Conveying the importance of focus and studying when friends are within reach is a difficult balance for my daughter and at times, I feel...
12 YA Fantasy Book Finales You Need to Read This Year

12 YA Fantasy Book Finales You Need to Read This Year

02.18.2014
The young adult genre has a chronic problem: creating sequels. Keeping track of all the sequels and when they will be published feels like...
31 Things Your Kids Should Be Able to Do Before They Move Out

31 Things Your Kids Should Be Able to Do Before They Move Out

02.14.2014
Since we grownups have a bucket list of things we must do before we kick the bucket, our kids have a bubble list of things they must do...
Son's Grades Slipping: Is it ADD?

Son's Grades Slipping: Is it ADD?

02.13.2014
The transition to middle school is a big one. Some children get overwhelmed by the pace, the changing of teachers and the many social distractions....
Teenage Sex: Changing the Conversation

Teenage Sex: Changing the Conversation

02.12.2014
To equip your teen for healthy relationships, make it part of your family culture as early as possible. For the sake of his future, burn...
If Teens Acted Like Parents

If Teens Acted Like Parents

02.12.2014
Maybe we can all learn something while having a few laughs. Let's imagine that our teen children were adults and they were doing to us...
Advice for College Girls

Advice for College Girls

02.12.2014
The person you were in high school now lives in a journal under your bed back home. Starting college is like being handed a beautiful blank...
Model the Behavior You Want to See

Model the Behavior You Want to See

02.11.2014
Many parents turn to professionals thinking that when their teen hears about the dangers of drug use from someone else, they will be swayed,...

Point to Yourself

02.11.2014
Somebody asked me for advice the other day. I told her if I had one word for her, or anyone, about leading a fulfilling life, I would say...
Foster the Big Moment: A Parent's Mandate

Foster the Big Moment: A Parent's Mandate

02.11.2014
As my wife Julie and I approached the pool, I was filled with anticipation and no small degree of bittersweet dread. This was the end of...
5 Things I Never Want To Hear My Teenagers Say

5 Things I Never Want To Hear My Teenagers Say

02.11.2014
When I asked a good friend whether there's anything she regrets saying in front of her teenager, she responded "pretty much everything...
My Problem With 'When I Grow Up'

My Problem With 'When I Grow Up'

02. 8.2014
Who here is guilty of using the phrase, "When I grow up" in the past year? I have witnessed the use of it by students at my school (myself...
Parenting 101: Your Child's Stress Is Your Stress

Parenting 101: Your Child's Stress Is Your Stress

02. 7.2014
I don't think there's anyone who can raise my stress level the way my children can. Our children don't realize that we not only have our...
The 2 Things Required for Success

The 2 Things Required for Success

02. 7.2014
We need to get a whole lot better at helping young people develop the ability to delay gratification in the pursuit of future rewards....