Friendship

10 Ways You Can Shine Your Inner Light

June 23, 2014
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The dictionary defines a lighthouse as a structure with a powerful light that gives a continuous or intermittent signal to navigators; a beacon. The lighthouse can signal danger or provide a safe harbor for seafarers. While the lighthouse is a timeless symbol of confidence, strength and direction it is also something more personal. It symbolizes […]

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What I Learned From Other Parents Anonymous Members

June 20, 2013

This is the first installment in the series about the extraordinary parents that taught me about parenting, life and death. With no family or friends in the area, I attended my Parents Anonymous group meeting every week for many years. Having a group of parents – mothers and fathers – to compare notes with was […]

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What Not To Say to Moms and Dads of Special Children

June 14, 2013

The world is already very cruel to special kids, and to their parents too. Do you really want to be the person that adds insult to injury. If you aren’t (and we were hoping you would say that), then it is best to know what things you must never say to moms of kids with […]

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Meet the Boyfriend: Tips for Meeting Your Teen’s First Boyfriend

June 15, 2010

Meeting your teen’s first boyfriend is never an easy step to take as a parent. Here are five tips to make it easier: 1. Don’t air issues in front of them. Even if you told your daughter she could not have a boyfriend, the meeting of said boyfriend is not the time to bring it […]

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Meet the Parents: Your Teen’s First Girlfriend

June 15, 2010

Watching your children grow up is always a bit of a scary prospect, especially when they start to bring home their dates, and most especially when they announce that the girl they bring in the door is their girlfriend–most especially, their first girlfriend. Here are three tips for meeting your teen’s first girlfriend: 1. Ask […]

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Meet the Parents: Your Teen’s First Boyfriend

June 14, 2010

When your teen gets their first boyfriend, it can bring about all kinds of fears. What kind of boy is it? Is he going to pressure her for sex? Are they going to be involved in the kind of activities and things I want my daughter involved in? These and other questions will likely enter […]

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