Category Archives: teenagers

Fighting back against fears

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Check in before you check out

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Adolescents need adults

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Telling and tattling

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What gets spoiled with spoiling?

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Figuring out (and living through) pre-puberty

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Toddlers and Teens

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Swearing and bad words

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The dangers of helping too much

Dear Kerry, My niece just finished 7th grade. She’s visiting us and our two children, 11 and 9. She told us about the science project in her class and said many of the kids didn’t do their own work. Instead … Continue reading

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Birthday Parties

Dear Kerry, My son went to a birthday party for his 6-year-old classmate. It was at a bowling alley and the parents set it up as a competition. I couldn’t see the point of this for this age group, although … Continue reading

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