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7 Tips for Managing Teen Cell Phone Use

7 Tips for Managing Teen Cell Phone Use

04.21.2014
One of the biggest questions making the rounds among parents of tweens and teens is not if, but when, to get your child a mobile device....
The Truth About Blending A Family

The Truth About Blending A Family

04.21.2014
It's hard to believe that our new party of six is almost a year old. Overwhelmingly, it has gone a lot smoother than I expected. Our...
Haiku Your Hearts Out, Boy Moms

Haiku Your Hearts Out, Boy Moms

04.21.2014
Haiku is just ideal for moms because when you only have 17 syllables, you tend to get right to the heart of the matter -- like how quickly...
Middle-aged and Invisible at Coachella

Middle-aged and Invisible at Coachella

04.20.2014
I accept that Coachella has become one of those rites of passage for millennials and far be it from me to deny my child that... but along...
What Happened Next? The Good, the Weird and the Ugly of Coming Out of the Pot Closet

What Happened Next? The Good, the Weird and the Ugly of Coming Out of the Pot Closet

04.18.2014
The moment we admit we toke up, there are a whole slew of assumptions and images based on stereotypes. If we call ourselves potheads, then...
Dear Family Whisperer: My Parents Are Ignoring Me!

Dear Family Whisperer: My Parents Are Ignoring Me!

04.17.2014
Applying for college is very stressful -- not just for your sister, but also for your mom and dad. If they're like most parents I've met,...
10 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With College Rejections

10 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With College Rejections

04.16.2014
Unless you are the parent of a child who got into their top choice school using the early decision process, then you are most likely among...

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....
The Life Skill Every Teen Should Learn

The Life Skill Every Teen Should Learn

04.13.2014
Let's teach confidence with our compassion. Bravery, resilience and pluck are good too. Let's show kids examples of their heroes who stood...
What I Would Do If I Could Rewrite My Family's History

What I Would Do If I Could Rewrite My Family's History

04.12.2014
Today is my father's birthday. He would have turned 84 years old today, had he survived beyond the way-too-impossibly-young age of 68....
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...
Guiding Teens: How Much Is Too Much?

Guiding Teens: How Much Is Too Much?

04.11.2014
Many of the emotions and tasks of becoming independent are revisited when our children experience their teen years. They become self-centered...
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...