Tag Archives: values

No Free Passes

Many of the kids I see in therapy are the kinds of kids adults often refer to as “good kids.” They work hard in school, they are well-liked by peers and adults, they are active in arts or athletics or community … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids to Say No (not to us, of course)

In my last post, which was about the top 9 reasons kids misbehave, I mentioned peer pressure. I hate it, you hate it, and we all know it can lead good kids to do knuckle-headed things. Still, as parents, we … Continue reading

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YIKES! Sex, Dating, Booze, and Drugs

Last week, I invited readers to suggest topics for future posts. Be careful what you wish for, right? One of my readers suggested that I address the following topic: parenting high school/college age with regards to casual dating, sex, alcohol … Continue reading

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The Biggest Parenting Question

Sometimes I write about the “trees” of parenting, like homework (The Homework Tree) and messy bedrooms (The Real Reason Bedrooms Have Doors). Other times I write about the “forests” such as autonomy (What If Your Parents Controlled Your Life), values … Continue reading

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Bike Helmets and Values

I am vacationing on a tiny island off the coast of North Carolina. It is where my parents retired, so my family is very blessed to spend a week here every summer. I promised in my last post, which was … Continue reading

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The Times They Are A-changing

This is another re-post. I promise I will get back to writing new material during my upcoming vacation. The inspiration for this re-post is the tremendous amount of hope I feel after my husband, my children, and I participated in … Continue reading

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Name Brands

Long-term memory is a great asset for a parent to possess. Just when Mom is about to pull  her hair out because her children won’t pick up after themselves (see Swooping and The Real Reason Bedrooms Have Doors), she remembers that … Continue reading

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