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Parents: Just Because We Can Doesn’t Mean That We Should

A few weeks ago, during a conversation about the ways in which technology has infiltrated our lives, someone suggested that I watch a particular episode of Black Mirror, the Netflix series that is billed as the updated version of The Twilight Zone. In the episode, a mom, frightened when her preschool daughter wanders off from…

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Focus On Resilience In Wake of School Shootings

Each year, one of the administrators from the middle school tells a story to incoming parents. The story involves a chrysalis that is struggling to turn into a butterfly and a kind person who, after seeing the painful process, decides to help remove it from its binds. The problem is that it is in the…

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My Boss is a Tyrant

My boss is exceptionally demanding. There is no wavering on any decision, no matter how logically I argue my point. When my boss wants something she wants it. In addition to the countless projects that have been implemented, the research and reading that have been conducted and the numerous “meetings” I have been in this…

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Permission to Parent

We are in a new developmental phase – age 6. The power struggle my daughter and I have had since day one has escalated and I feel like I am losing most of the battles these days. Being a highly energetic, curious and exuberant child she is on the go from the moment she wakes up at 6am to the moment she closes her eyes at 8:30 (and lately 9:30) at night. Plus she …