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From the Publisher: April 2021

A page I follow on Facebook recently posted a picture of a text conversation between a college kid and his/her mom. The text said, “Do I just grab the clothes with my hands and put them in the dryer.” I could not help but laugh thinking of all the kids out there on their own […]

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Raising Them to Be Great Adults

Why do you seem to put so much emphasis on teaching young children about money? Isn’t there time for that later when they’re older? I firmly believe that one of the best ways you can make sure your kids are ready to face adulthood when the time comes is to teach them how to handle […]

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Are You Overparenting?

Parents want the best for their kids and have a strong desire for them to be successful in every endeavor. While this tendency comes with positive intentions, it can occasionally backfire and leave kids unprepared for the natural consequences and realities that come with everyday life as an adult. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, overparenting […]

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Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Instagram

When you see a teen taking a selfie, chances are that picture will end up on social media. Often, that means Instagram, one of the most popular social image-sharing platforms in the world. What’s all the fuss about? Teens love Instagram for a lot of reasons, but most importantly, that’s where their friends are. They […]

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The Importance of Teen Commandments

Do you feel connected to your teen? My teens are always wearing noise-canceling headphones, which makes it a struggle just to communicate. And it can be hard to connect with someone who seems to be shutting you out. But even though it may be challenging, it is important for parents to find ways to create […]

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“My Parents Are Always On Their Phones”

This month’s wise statement comes from children as young as three, as old as 19, and every age in between. This is not a one-time statement from my younger clients, it is a reoccurring cry for attention. The words are simple, but the implication is very telling: “My parents are always on their phones.” I […]

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