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Teenagers and Drinking

Drinking comes up all the time when I'm working with parents. It's one of those 'teen issues' that folks have a lot of feelings about. I think people sometimes forget that it's actually a 'societal issue' and they make an unconscious choice to focus on young people...

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PowHERtalks Calgary on Sunday October 2!

I will be on the PowHERtalks stage on Sunday, October 2nd to share my 9-minute talk about parenting teens and ASK for impact.  Local peeps, join me in Calgary! For tickets and information go here A peek at my TED-style talk that I will be premiering at this series for...

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I’m Jealous of my Teenager

The Boy came home one evening recently and told me, “My friends are super excited about moving away to college. I don’t get it!” “What don’t you get?” I asked him. The Boy replied, “Mike and Mark both told me they can’t wait to get away from their parents.” I...

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You May Not Know Your Own Children

Mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the Columbine shooters, recently wrote a memoir. Part of the introduction states, “the ultimate message of this book is terrifying: you may not know your own children, and, worse yet, your children may be unknowable to you.” In...

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