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Lessons from the St. Paul’s Rape Trial

The St Paul’s high school rape case verdict came in last Friday – and most headlines trumpet that 18-year-old accused rapist Owen Labrie got off easy, acquitted of the three most serious charges, including felony rape. But there are many good lessons from this trial, worth applauding, and myths that we need to debunk as we raise responsible sons and daughters and send them … [Read More...]

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Ready, Set, Selfie: Should We Be Concerned About Our Kids On Social Media?

Think your child is only on Facebook and is probably aware of the dangers? Think again—and again, and again, and again. Your tweens and teens are on many social media sites, and chances are it’s not even Facebook. Most parents know about Facebook; heck, most parents are on Facebook. What parents don’t know about are the countless other social media experiences their … [Read More...]

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The Problem With Trying To Be Perfect

I had lunch with an old friend recently. She’s a New York-based Broadway actress. My friend is a pixie -- waifishly pretty, sweet and thoughtful. You’ve seen her in a few commercials playing a ditzy young housewife and a cute first date trying to figure out how to use her new phone.She is now in her early 40s, and has never had children. In many ways she is still a child … [Read More...]

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How to Raise a Polite Child

Have you ever wished your little one hadn’t blurted out that naughty word to his oh-so proper grandparents -- an expletive he evidently learned when you accidentally slammed your finger in the door last week? Have you ever watched your child eat and, in horror, had to ask yourself, “Did he just watch Animal Planet before this meal?” Has your child ever done something so … [Read More...]

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How Much Tablet Time for My Toddler?

How much should I let my toddler play on a tablet? It's a challenging dilemma for parents these days. The very nature of tablet technology is different compared to TV or video games because it appeals to the curious nature of toddlers and preschoolers much more than any other medium. A toddler can touch the letter A, for example, and an apple falls from a tree with … [Read More...]