Quality time

March 30, 2015  |   For parents of children   |   Click on title to comment!

A new study from the Journal of Marriage and Family found that MORE time with your kids does not improve your kids’ outcomes in the areas of behavior, emotion and academics, and that more time can actually lead to poorer results if moms are guilty and anxious in struggling to juggle work and childcare. The […]

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Some thoughts on parenting…

March 30, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

Something my parent taught me about parenthood   Bad news You never stop feeling responsible. You always hate seeing characteristics you don’t like in yourself being exhibited by those you are responsible for. You’re never sure if what you are doing is the appropriate action and if it will result in the desired effect. What […]

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Guru Samurai revisited

March 23, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

I return here to lessons I learned from caring for my dog. I repeat that in no way am I suggesting that caring for a dog is the same as parenting a teenager. Simply, that the role of caretaker has certain elements that can be generalized to both relationships. Another lesson I learned from owning […]

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Teens and Marijuana

March 18, 2015  |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Click on title to comment!

A recent study from Northwestern University found that teens who heavily abused marijuana for three consecutive years were more likely to have impaired long-term memory http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150312082906.htm http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/4293/20150318/teenagers-who-abused-marijuana-suffers-from-long-term-memory-problem-in-adulthood.htm

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Alone time

March 18, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

This is a great post on the importance of parents taking alone time   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cheryl-donely/why-alone-time-for-you-is-good-for-your-kids_b_6852344.html

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