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Baby you can drive my car… I think

Handing the car keys over to my 16 year-old is one of the most difficult parenting moments I have yet to encounter. Putting her on a 10 hour flight as an unaccompanied minor had caused me angst and kept me … Continue reading

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Are you parenting a teen? Here are 5 actions that will help.

It was freezing rain this one morning as my son and I hustled into the car to start our day. As we sat down, he noticed a thin layer of icy slush on the windshield. My son asked, “Will the wipers … Continue reading

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Parenting is key to help teens navigate high school

If you’ve got kids, the first day of school was probably pretty emotional for everyone…parents and kids alike and it really doesn’t matter what grade they are entering.  But, if you have a teen starting high school, then you know “those … Continue reading

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Do as I Say NOT as I Do while driving

The day I turned 16, I pestered my mother until she drove me to the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicle) office in my parents’ only car, a sky blue Chrysler Newport. I walked… no I merrily skipped into the office … Continue reading

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Talk to Teens about Drugs & Alcohol using Justin Bieber’s situation.

Here we go again. Another high-profile drug and alcohol scandal…however this time it’s not Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (not today anyway!). It’s our beloved young-hip-hop-totally-cool-locally-grown… Justin Bieber. The Biebs has got himself into some real trouble. You may be dumbfounded … Continue reading

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Sticks and stones are nothin’: Words are the real killers

“Love and peace…and also disturbance and destruction begin at home” “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” Many of us, at least those of us who grew up in North America, are familiar with … Continue reading

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