The Shame of Being a Hairy Girl

When I was an adolescent, one of my vocabulary words was "hirsute," which is a sophisticated word for hairy. I was a fuzzy kid, and I remember being mortified when the teacher asked for someone to use the word in a sentence....

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My teen makes my blood boil. What should I do?

Recently, a parent explained that her son has what seems like an inexhaustible desire to fight. To prove a point. To make them see how they are right. I've heard this many times and though it feels terrible, this behavior can be...

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9 Practical, Do-able Screen Time Tips

 Our relationship with technology is complex and layered. This is especially true for teens immersed in the digital world, and their parents, who struggle to answer "How much screen time is too much?" If this is something you've wondered lately, you are not...

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Emerging Advice: Smart Phones and Middle Schoolers

Middle school can be a brutal time socially for all the reasons we remember: cliques and social conformity. The cool kids and the not cool ones. Bullies. The only thing worse than middle school as it was: the addition of Instagram and Snapchat,...

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