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Archive | July, 2017

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Parenting a Child with a Stronger Personality than Your Own

My daughter graduated pre-k in May. She is five-years-old and is best described as a firecracker. It seems every day is the Fourth of July with her. You can guarantee there will be sparks a flyin’ when she is around. The teacher gave each graduate a personality award, and my daughter was awarded, “Most dramatic […]

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“Who Does He Look Like?”

“Who does he look like?” asks the cashier as she scans my groceries and my almost-two-year-old son waves at her from the shopping cart. “Who does he look like?” ask the other parents as our children chase each other around the park. “Who does he look like?” asks a friend I haven’t seen in a […]

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I Refuse to Live in Fear

Growing up, stranger danger was just something you occasionally heard about on the news; Terrorist attacks happened abroad; And sex trafficking wasn’t something our parents worried about when taking us to the mall. Life was much different in the 80’s and 90’s. We could ride our bikes to school without locking them on the bike […]

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