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Rethinking Parenting – Should We Be Raising Adults?

Years ago, an old coworker and I were discussing the different strategies that parents use to raise their children. Since neither of us was parents ourselves, we had no business even talking about it but we thought we knew everything (as most people that don’t have kids tend to do.) After all, it is significantly easier to dish out advice ...

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Should Children Be Given THC or CBD?

Last Friday, my sister’s Mother-in-Law called crying. No, there was no family emergency. No, nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. No, there was nothing that my sister, her husband, or anyone could do. In fact, her Mother-in-Law’s tears (tethering the line of a full-blown meltdown) had become so normal in the everyday scheme of things, that it barely registered ...

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Teaching Your Kid About COVID-19

Understanding COVID-19, how it works, what the symptoms are, and how to handle it is tricky for a smart-functioning adult to grasp. This is mainly due to the fact that it’s probably the first pandemic any of us have ever dealt with which means we DON’T really know how to deal with it. So, if fully-functioning adults don’t know how ...

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Protecting Your Child Against Predators

Full disclosure: Writing this article is far from easy for me. It’s taken me weeks to process the information and I’m not doing a very good job with it. So as hard as this is for me to write, I hope that it will serve a purpose to protect you and your family. I’ve spent the last 6 years of ...

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Promises vs. Life’s Roadblocks

I am a huge believer in the saying, “my word is my bond.” When I tell someone I’m going to do something, I will try and move mountains to stick to my promise. And I believe integrity and trust are two of the most important qualities you can instill in your child. Because leading by example is the best teacher, ...

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When ADHD Is Misdiagnosed in Children

You probably don’t have to have a child or be a nanny, school teacher, daycare worker, nurse, or coach to know that there are a shocking amount of cases in the United States in which children are diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder). In fact, according to the CDC, over 11% of children between the ages of 4 ...

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Does Co-Sleeping Create Dependency?

When my son was born, his dad and I had already decided we would NOT be one of those parents that allowed our baby to sleep in the same room as us. We had carefully weighed out the pros and cons of co-sleeping and inevitably decided that it bred codependence and would be a difficult habit to break when the ...

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Let Your Kids Be Bored

As was the case with every yoga class I had ever been to, my Sunday morning Vinyasa class ended with a resounding “Namaste” that reverberated throughout the room. I left feeling refreshed… centered… peaceful; characteristics that are intuitively hard to come by for someone like me. Someone who is naturally high-anxiety and “intense” as my sister calls it. Though my ...

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Dear Husbands, Please Teach Your Son How To Pee

Listen up boys, I have a special request – I’m sure most of your wives aren’t going to ask of you, so I’m taking one for the team. I’m just going to say it: Please teach our sons how to pee properly. Let be frank, you’ve been messing with that thing since the day you discovered you had it and ...

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The Danger Of Puddle Jumpers

Remember that game you played as a child – generally in gym class or some kind of summer camp? The one in which you stand on some sort of box or podium, close your eyes, and fall backward with the sheer hope that the people below you would catch you? It was a practice build to evoke trust in your ...

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