How to Stop Worry During Your Child’s Senior Year

Your child is a senior in high school, which means you are more worried about him/her than ever. My daughter’s senior year of high school was awful. She broke up with her long-time boyfriend. She could not make up her mind about what college to attend. She was cranky and irritable

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How to Help Your Child Climb Grown-Up Mountain

Is my child ready to climb Mt. Everest? If you’re like me, the answer is “Of course not!” and “She might get hurt!” But what about a harder mountain to climb? How about Grown Up Mountain? This is a mountain you’ve helped your children climb since they were born. But

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It’s Always “Spring” Time at Aaron Bonding

Steve and I talk a great deal about INTENTIONAL parenting during the high school years. By that we mean looking for any and every opportunity to help our children become self-sufficient, thus prepping them for the college years when they are no longer under our roof. These opportunities come up

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Dear 2016…

Recently I was with a group of young mothers. Some worked outside the home and some were stay-at-home moms. While I sat there listening to them, it dawned on me that they are still struggling with the issues we struggled with back in the 80s and 90s. Just when I

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Mothers Manifesto Part 3: Bill of Rights

This is part three of a three-part manifesto. Click here to start with part one. Our years managing hundreds of employees in the corporate world told us that it is time to get teenagers ready for college so they don’t react like deer in a headlight their first day of

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