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Parent Life

Knowing I Am Yours

“Tell me I’m your child, the one your heart beats for, I can find my strength in knowing I am yours” (Tell Me by Carrollton) Before you read any further, I encourage you to take a few minutes and...

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A Life Changing Bribe

We thought we were doing everything right. Every Sunday, we went to Mass as a family, our children received their sacraments, they went to CCD, and we taught them their prayers. However, over time, we realized the faith never...

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Preparing the Empty Nest

Whether the thought of the empty nest on YOUR horizon brings dread or delight, anticipation can shape the reality ahead. On the positive, your home stays cleaner longer. It seems more spacious. You have more time for YOU. You...

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Hit the Pause Button

The PAUSE button – every parent should have one. It’s the button a parent pushes when they hear or see something that concerns them regarding their teen’s relationships, especially their dating relationships. Our parenting style has been to always...

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Alleviating Emotional Pain

Would you notice if your son or daughter was suffering from depression? Depression is a difficult condition to recognize in a lot of people. Often, those suffering from depression will isolate themselves or withdraw from people. It takes time...

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Look Around the Mirror

My family is definitely not perfect, and I had rebellious teens – although I really don’t think there is a perfect family, just those who hide the chaos better than others. My two oldest sons are 18 months apart...

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How To Land A Helicopter

Allow me to start off by saying that there is no magic pill to parenting and that no teenager is the same. As parents of seven children, which include a 13, 15, 18, and 19 year old, we have...

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#RelationshipGoals

Relationships are a key element in all of our lives, and the world of a teenager is heavily dependent upon them. Who teaches them to navigate the world of relationships? Leave teens to learn about #RelationshipGoals from their friends...

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I Really Had No Idea I Would Be In This Much Trouble

Just as middle school youth are growing physically, they are also changing intellectually, emotionally, and behaviorally.It is important to remember that a cognitive trait present in most middle school youth is that they are not concerned with the future,...

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Sex Can Be A Daunting Topic

My parents had two methods of teaching me: preparative and reactive. The first was taught to avoid an issue, e.g., “Look both ways before crossing the street.” The latter was taught after an experience...

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