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Is It Bullying Or Just Bad Behavior

Is It Bullying Or Just Bad Behavior?

To be a parent is to walk a tightrope. To strike the perfect balance between teaching your children about utopia and reality. The way things should be and the way the actually are. In utopia, my daughter’s friends play nicely. They never hurt each other physically or emotionally. But in reality, friends don’t always get […] Read more…

The Process Of Letting Go Of Your Child

The Process Of Letting Go Of Your Child

When I noticed that an overnight trip was a part of the 3rd grade curriculum at my daughter’s school, I furrowed my brow for a sec. But I shrugged and thought, “No biggie, I’ll just make sure I’m one of the chaperones.” Until I found out that parents weren’t allowed to chaperone. Not one. Then I realized that for me, this trip had become the first step in the arduous process of letting go of my child. Read more…

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When Another Kid Calls Your Daughter A Bitch

Journey came home from school last week and told me that a boy called her a “bitch” on the school bus. While this wasn’t the first time she had heard the word (that was on the playground!), it was definitely the first time she had been called one. She explained that she was having a […] Read more…

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Supporting Dreams and Losing Sleep

After watching countless kid videos on YouTube, Journey decided she wanted to start her own series. Naturally, I was on board. I loved the idea of her living her own dream instead of watching other people live theirs. And I think it’s important to support your kid’s dreams. Of course this meant adding producing and […] Read more…

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