Category Archives: Teens

Malia Obama Is Taking a Gap Year, What About Your Child?

Warning: This post is about one of my children. Admittedly, I am not entirely objective when it comes to my kids; who is? Beware, there may be random acts of bragging, but this kid is pretty awesome, and I could … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: Against the Crowd

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for her amazing commitment to Friday Fictioneers each week.  Visit her blog, Addicted to Purple, to join the fun and/or read the other stories. Fictioneers are encouraged to write a 100 word story, with a beginning, middle and … Continue reading

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The Sleep Over

I am participating in Ashley and Emily’s Summer Blog Hop. Their ongoing theme is Remember That Time… an opportunity to draw upon stories from our youth/past. The prompt this week is Remember That Time… You Went to a Sleep Over. … Continue reading

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So Your Kid is Graduating From High School… Listen Up.

So your child is graduating from High School? Mazel! Congratulations! Bravo! Way to go: parent and graduate! Graduation from High School is a big deal. It really is. But it’s taken me a few rounds to really appreciate that. I … Continue reading

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The Proof Is Not Always In the Pudding….

I had a great conversation this week with some sharp and articulate moms. It was not the first time I’d had this particular conversation, and not the first time I’d seen other parents raise their eyebrows and look doubtful, as … Continue reading

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The Middle: Teens, Are You In?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the pressures on modern teens: to be “All in” for everything, and make it look easy.  Back in the day, we did our school work and we maybe did a sport, or some other … Continue reading

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A Broken System…

Today I met once again with the powers that be at my son’s school. I can’t tell you how many of these meetings we’ve been called to or requested, but somewhere in the vicinity of 7 in three years. They … Continue reading

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