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Life’s Not Always Fair… But Sometimes it Should Be!

  They say that “art imitates life.” I have often thought about a scene from the 2004 classic “Mean Girls.”  The character Regina George was the quintessential “cool girl.” She was also a snob, controlling, narcissistic, and self-centered. And the movie never actually explains why that is, but we get a slight insight into her origin when we visit […]

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Eight Signs You May Be an Unreasonable Parent

My husband and I are frequently accused of so-called unreasonable parenting. Not by our peers, but by those self-proclaimed experts who bear the brunt of our irrational rules and regulations – our children. Whether you have been formally charged or not, the following are some tell-tale signs that, like us, you may be asking too […]

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10 Things I Mastered as a Teacher that Help Me to Be a Better Parent

There are many things I learned about the world during my tenure as a teacher. But I never realized how much teaching would impact my parenting. Here are 10 things I learned as a teacher that have made me a better parent: 1. Saying “no” to your kids will probably end in tears. Maybe even […]

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Surviving Middle School: Perspectives from a Teacher and Mom

Middle School. These two words often elicit a cringe, a shudder, maybe even an eye roll. Whether this response is caused by remembering our own middle school years or thinking about our own children reaching this dreaded time, it is a common perception. I have spent the majority of my days the past eleven years […]

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Are You Making These 5 Parenting Mistakes?

As a former high school teacher, I’ve experienced a pretty vast range of behavior, and a lot of what I’ve come across has influenced my own parenting in profound ways. Often, we as parents don’t even realize the subtle influences we are having on our children and the way they handle frustration, rejection, and other […]

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Playground Skirmish

We were at a birthday party the other day. It’s the usual thing. Cookies and cakes, lots of fun stuff to play with and climb on. A good time is being had by all, though there are a few skirmishes that pop up from time to time. In one such situation, a young boy slowly […]

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