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No More Tomboys!

I’m on a new crusade against the word Tomboy. If I get my way, I’ll cut it out of every dictionary. It’s all because of my own parenting challenge with my teenage children. Breaking Gender Roles My oldest child is artistic, creative and sensitive (and still cries when upset or angry). Child 1 has spent […]

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Yes! You Are A Great Parent!

Girl Hugging Mother

If you’ve been a mom or dad for more than three minutes you’ve most likely experienced the guilt that comes with parenting. Suddenly you see life through the lens of “Am I doing enough? Are they happy? Healthy? Do they know I love them?” It’s natural to worry from time to time. It shows that […]

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The Danger of ‘Big Boys Don’t Cry’

Big Boys Don't Cry

“All she does is cry.” My son was not too impressed with his new sister. Warned by peers who had been there before, I hadn’t promised him a friend or a playmate… or even someone who he would have anything in common with. (Unless of course his hobbies included bringing up milk and pooping around […]

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