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Raising Men

I have to admit, there is something rather daunting about raising boys into men. Sure, raising girls has its own unique challenges, but raising men, to me that has always felt heavy.  Almost more so now as I’m middle-aged and…

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They are so polite…

Who doesn’t love hearing that their children are polite or well mannered? I sure do! And, full disclaimer, this is something we have worked actively on with each child.   I’ve always put extra emphasis on this area with my…

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Teenagers and Self-Regulation

By this point we have pretty well established that I am a strict, rule enforcing, consequence doling kind of mom. I approach each parenting decision with the end result in mind. I’m not big on sleepovers, I monitor play dates…

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