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Parenting Is a Bitch, and Then They Call You One

If you’re a parent you know the never-ending quest for parenting education and tips. You’ve looked for help with what’s normal, how to navigate certain developmental behaviors, how not to damage your kid’s mental well-being. Recently I attended two very helpful presentations encompassing all of the above: Screenagers and an in-person presentation of How To […]

March, 2018 | 0 Comments

YouTube Reasonably

It has come to my attention that I have not enough awareness of what my kids are finding on the web. They search what they hear their friends talking about, of course, as do I. But I keep forgetting that I am a reasonable adult and know how to contextualize what I see and hear. […]

January, 2018 | 0 Comments

Parenting a Tween

I am parenting a tween. He is eminently 12 years old and everything that encompasses: awkward, funny, overwhelmed by what he is learning, frustrated, frustrating and lazy. He hates that last descriptor, but there it is – and it’s true. He also has ADHD, which in itself includes lazy.   Parenting a Tween He feels […]

June, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Your Kid Asks You To Show Him Porn, Really

    The Question I bet you haven’t thought of what to do or say when your kid asks you to show him porn. That’s right, I said, show him porn. He’s 11 years old. I never thought about it either. If you have preemptively thought about it I would like to talk with you, […]

March, 2017 | 0 Comments

Is Equality Really Possible?

Equality is such a lofty goal really.  Striving to make people or things uniform and accepted as such when there are so many inherent differences.  It seems everywhere I look equality is on the forefront of people’s agendas.  But is it really possible? Now that we’re on the other side of the political conventions, one […]

September, 2012 | 0 Comments

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