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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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Hands-free parenting: Let’s try it!

You can see me, but am I really here? If there’s an electronic device in my hand, I’m at least considering giving my attention to someone or something other than you. If I’m texting, using social media, surfing the Net, … Continue reading

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Parents and distracted driving…and it’s not about texting or phones

But I wasn’t even on the phone, officer….. When you hear about distracted driving, do you automatically think about cell phone users? I know I do…….or did.  But I admit, after looking at a list of possible distractions I realized that … Continue reading

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The Age of Cyberbullying

(This post is the first in our 5-part series about bullying.) I just spent a day recently at one of my schools talking with students about bullying. These teens have heard anti-bullying messages since grade school, but they say that … Continue reading

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