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A Halloween Lesson For Mom

5:00 p.m. on Halloween Night: “I HATE HALLOWEEN!I wish I could just cancel it and send you all to bed at 5:30 pm!” I shouted. I have not screamed at my 12 year old son like that for several years. And I felt like a jerk. As he tried to explain to me what he…

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Can A Conscious Parent Also Be A Conscious Soccer Coach?

I coach my 7 year old son’s soccer team. We have a boy on the team (not my son) who is exceptionally talented and athletic; he is a fantastic soccer player. I have watched this young boy play for several years now and he is really good. For the first two games at the beginning…

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Let’s End Bullying

Last week, I learned of a boy who tried to take his life. He was found in time to be rushed to the hospital and at this point, it is unclear if he will survive. This has caused a ripple of emotions – fear, sadness, grief, disbelief. How could this happen? Why did it happen?…

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What Is My Calling?

I just had a great conversation with a friend and colleague. We were talking about our careers as parent coaches and how much we love our jobs and are committed to helping parents become the parents they wish to be. I was telling her about my childhood friend who died this week of breast cancer…

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Cancer Sucks

October is breast cancer awareness month. I received the sad news that a childhood friend from the neighborhood where I grew up died yesterday of breast cancer. She would have turned 39 in 11 days. This young woman had a loving husband and two adorable children – a 3 year old son and a 2…

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Should I Change My Son’s Procrastinating Ways?

One night recently as I was doing the bedtime routine with my daughter, I heard Jay raise his voice to our 12 year-old. When I came down to investigate, I discovered that they were having an issue with homework. Noah was given an assignment five days prior and it was due this morning. He did not have…

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At 42, this was the best one yet

So yesterday was my birthday. Thanks to everyone who wished me well. I began my day waking up with the people I love the most in the world and getting them all set and on their way for the day. Quite an ordinary thing to do on a Tuesday morning in September, but I cannot…

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Five Reasons Why Adolescence Should Be Renamed The Art of Compromise

I have a 12 year old. He is not quite a “teenager” but for all intents and purposes, he acts like one (which is not all bad by the way – I happen to very much enjoy teenagers). I am deeply aware that I am firmly entrenched in early adolescence with my boy. Yesterday morning,…

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Learning to Make Good Choices

My 7 year old son has always been, let’s say, creative. And smart. But this has played out over his lifetime as determined and sneaky. Like many kids today, he loves video games. I have tried over the years to place limits on his usage, but he manages to find a way around my rules…

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The Ripple Effect

It is interesting how closely connected we all are in this thing called life. On Friday, Jay got into an accident on the way home from work. There was a police standoff situation a few blocks from our neighborhood, and traffic was very backed up. I texted him and told him about the situation and…

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