Jan
27
Mean Girls
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Have you read the lastest article in the Boston Globe titled, “The Untouchable Mean Girls“?  It details a raw and painful account of a pervasive adolescent problem – bullying.  As a tween self-esteem expert, I am asked repeatedly by parents for my opinion on the topic.  Parents stare at me, wide-eyed, like deer in the [...]

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Jan
19
How Can I Help?
Filed Under (Something To Think About)

Last night my family and I arrived home from a long weekend away and were greeted by a disaster.  A water pipe had burst, destroying an entire section of the house.  Compared to the current devastation in Haiti from an earthquake, our losses are barely worth mentioning.  However, there are common lessons to be learned from [...]

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Jan
19
Guidance vs. Punishment
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Too often, parents resort to outdated methods of discipline because they lack knowledge about the alternative and better choices.  Gone are the days when parents can feel justified in ‘showing kids who’s the boss.’  Here is a good article from Aha! Parenting:  http://bit.ly/6K5xLJ

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Jan
10
Avatar: “I See You”
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Last night I saw Avatar – one of the most expensive movies ever made.  I expected to be ‘wowed.’  And I was.  It’s hard not to be when you watch a 3D IMAX film.  But it wasn’t the drama and cinematography that impressed me the most.  It was the messages contained within. Without going into [...]

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Jan
08
New Year’s Resolutions – aka: Goal Setting
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A New Year. A time when people are pledging to be better, to be more, to improve somehow. I can’t help but think, (cynically), how many people will abandon their New Year’s Resolutions within a short time. Promises broken….again. What is it that makes resolutions so difficult to honor? So fleeting? So opposite of resolute?   [...]

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