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Coffee + Talk: Weekly Wrap-Up on Tweens, Teens & Other Things

This week’s wrap-up includes an interesting look at the sometimes entertaining contrast between parenting here versus abroad, sandwiched by two tearjerkers. Have your tissues ready. These Mean Girls Bullied His Little Sister. What He Did About It Is Epic. 24 Surprising Things about Parenting in the United States This Restaurant Manager Confronts Mom And Child […]

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There is Hope

I wrote this piece when my youngest was six months old. Today, she is 11. * * * “Suicide bomber kills 11.” “Terrorists planning political attack.” “Security tightened at White House.” “Iraqi Cat Reunited With G.I. War Buddies.” The 5:00PM newscaster drones on and on, and while the story about the Iraqi cat piques my interest; […]

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Books Books Books

What makes the perfect gift? A book! It’s gift-giving season and we have a plethora of book suggestions for building character with your kids.  A Taste of Colored Water by Matt Faulkner (justice, equality, respect for differences) Agate by Joy Morgan Dey (celebrating differences, respect for self) Alley Oops – by Janice Levy (anti-bullying, respect, […]

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Coffee + Talk: Weekly Wrap-Up on Tweens, Teens & Other Things

Greetings, friends! In this week’s edition we have a couple of very worthwhile videos along with stories of too soon sex, prejudice, and violence. Don’t you wish there less of those?   6 1/2 Years Of Selfies Show Her Life With Mental Illness   If This Video Doesn’t Convince You To Put Down Your Phone, […]

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How to Deal with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts in Young Adults

Depression and suicide are still somewhat taboo topics in our society, but they’re topics that parents of teens need to be considering and learning more about. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24, and about one in five people will experience depression by the […]

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