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Teens and screens: tips to help your teen reduce screen time.

Teens are connected all the time. Aren’t we all? I don’t think my son is any different than other teens when it comes to being on his phone, watching Netflix or even playing video games. Technology is ingrained in our … Continue reading

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Why I hire a teen to babysit my kids

Have you ever hired a babysitter to watch your kids? I have a few times and it’s been great. I am lucky to have family nearby who babysit my kids, but we find ourselves saving these asks for when we’ve … Continue reading

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Party! Party! Paarttyyyy! Help I’ve got teens!

O.k. We all remember being a teenager and the quest for independence. But NOW we are on the other side of the coin. WE are the parents… (Deep breath… in & out). Now I can  so relate to my own … Continue reading

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“Mom, I’m gay”, A must read for parents.

Here is Aly’s story about coming out to her friends and family. Thank you for sharing Aly. “My name is Aly and I came out when I was 16 years old.  The moment I discovered that I was a lesbian I immediately … Continue reading

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Start a conversation with your kids about smoking

“Mom have you ever smoked”? This was my son’s question to me. I was glad he asked. I’ve always encouraged “ask me anything”. I’d rather my kids get the information from me. It allows me to add my values to the discussion. … Continue reading

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Helmets and concussion in sports…what’s the big deal?

I was a figure skater for many years and bumped my head more than once.  When my grandfather taught me to skate on the backyard rink I didn’t wear a helmet.  However, when my son learned on the backyard rink … Continue reading

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Rebellious Behaviour from an Adolescent with a Developmental Disability

“I don’t want to go to summer camp this year! I hate summer camp!  You can’t make me go!”  The frustrated and confused mother can’t understand why her 15-year old daughter is being so difficult.  She has gone every other year.  … Continue reading

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