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Parenting LBGT Youth

"When your child 'comes out' to you, thank them. Thank them for loving and trusting you enough to share this important part of themselves with you. They have given you a gift, an opportunity to interact with them in an open and honest way. It means they want your approval

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Free Parenting Advice

Parenting advice is often given liberally and freely by well-meaning relatives, friends, and sometimes even strangers.  When you are having an issue with your child (potty training, sleep, tantrums, or anything else) it is difficult to know who to listen to or where to start.  In this post, first I

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College Students Home for the Holidays

Welcome back from your Thanksgiving holiday break! I have to ask. Was your time with your returning college student as wonderful as you thought it would be? Chances are there were at least some brief moments of disappointment. You thought you’d have more time together…and, yet, your student spent more

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Get a Life!

Do you remember going to a sleepaway summer camp when you were a kid? I do! My first sleepaway camping experience was a Girl Scout camp when I was in fourth grade. My mom helped me pack my duffle bag. We selected a pair of shorts, t-shirt, underpants, and socks

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The Value of a Summer Job

My colleague, Lisa, and I were comparing notes the other day. Both of us starting working in our teens (14 and 15 respectively) during the academic year as well as the summers. I worked at Sears in the drapery and bedspread department. I’ll never forget my first boss—Mr. Arnold. He

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LGBTQ Teen Dating #worklifelove

In our Work/Life Relationship series we are trying to offer something for everyone.  I thought a light-hearted blog of funny dating stories from LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) teens would be a good addition.  This year W/L will be doing more educational offerings around parenting LGBTQ kids and

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Selfies and Parenting

  “Omg, Mom, people are going to think you actually look like that!”  My 16 y/o recently got a Facebook account (apparently passé for teens in US but not in Europe and as her circle expands…).  So, now she has a front row seat to my (apparently embarrassing) selfies.  It’s

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Courageous Parenting

I was with my two grown sons and their spouses this past month for a family wedding. I have to say that they have turned out well. They seem to have great relationships with their spouses and children; they are working productively in their fields of interest; they care about

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