The Restoration of Harmony

Seated at our kitchen table with my hands wrapped around my hot cinnamon tea, I heard my boys starting their day upstairs.  I knew my moments of quiet solitude would soon evaporate.  As they came down the stairs my younger son chirped his usual, ‘good morning!’  With my oldest, the tone was different. As he

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The Teenager’s World

As promised, I wanted to write a post about the age range of early teens and beyond to give readers options as their kids grow.  In the foreground, before you begin to discuss the broader contexts of the social sphere of a teenager, it is helpful to address the physical aspect of our children’s growing

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Too Much, Too Soon

I have yet to enter the realm of the teenage years with my boys.  Believe me, I’ve been fairly warned.  I don’t think I’ve yet to encounter one parent who has said to me, ‘Just wait til your kids are teenagers, that’s when parenting gets super easy!’  Teenagers today are dealing with factors we never

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