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How to Make the Most of Fighting with Your Teen

You may be blinking and wondering how it happened that suddenly your happy home has become a verbal battle ground. Gone are the days of quiet acquiescence. It seems they've been replaced with deba…

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Teaching Your Kids That Silence Is Golden

Some days you just crave quiet. Your soul is yearning for calm and you're thirsty for an environment with no chaos, no upheaval and no loud noises. But your kids are yelling! How do you deal…

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15 Ways To Leave Your Lover (With Love)

I just reread Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir Eat, Pray, Love, and I found myself tearing up when I read, “The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than st…

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Parent or Friend: Do I Have to Choose?

You shouldn't be friends with your kids. What they need is a parent, not another friend. Right? Wrong. That's a parenting myth that needs to be debunked. Actually, there’s no conflict between be…

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Killing Bugs

My child loves bugs of all kinds. I have never seen him greet the site of an insect or spider with anything other than glee and fascination. To him, ants are industrious, Chaplinesque characters that …

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The Adventures of Green Girl

Deodorant. Shampoo. Conditioner. Hair spray. Makeup. Moisturizer. Perfume. Shaving cream. All staples in the average adolescent girl's life. Fitting into this category, of course, I have become wel…

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