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Cool Resources for some New (Back to School) Year Stick-to-It-ness

I’m not a huge New Year’s goal setter. I prefer to set my goals when school starts. I started doing this in 2011. I remember writing out down my goals: meditate daily, exercise regularly, skydive, go paperless/clutter-free. While skydiving required some support (especially from my tandem instructor), it’s didn’t need the consistent support of the others. And, […]

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Reacting vs Responding with Your Tween-to-Teen

Things don’t always go according to plan. It could be at work, school, home, or just life in general. Last week, very little went according to plan: dead battery, busted water heater, a work overload, a school deadline missed, and a little tween ‘tude. Each of these experiences had the potential to push me over […]

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What Parents Need to Know About Adolescent Depression

“But, he seems so happy.” You are drawn in by the playful personality, the mischievous gleam in the eye, the witty and sometimes warped sense of humor humor and the smile …oh, that spirited smile. These are the characteristics of a happy-go-lucky person, right? Not always. For many, this entertaining persona hides something darker and […]

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Beyond Talking: How to Create Meaningful Connections With Kids in Just 5 Minutes [guest post]

guest post by Kevin Strauss of FamilyeJournal Remember the days of writing letters? Once upon a time, people used to write letters of all types and send them all over the world and they might take months to reach their recipient. Letter writing is extremely powerful and people would share their deepest and most personal […]

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Five Love Languages Parents Need to Know

I often talk about finding your tween-to-teen’s “language,” which means figuring out what words, phrases – even the best times to chat – work for them to receive and give information. However, I also believe their is another language of tweens-and-teens: the language of love. I am a firm believer that the foundation of communication […]

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