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Childhood Unsupervised: A Thing of The Past?

Motherhood used to involve currently-ludicrous concepts like letting your children play outside unsupervised or walk to school alone. This gave mom and kids a chance to live a few moments of life without each others consuming presence. Freedom allowed adults to have adult conversations (or a bit of alone time), children to have crucial unsupervised […]

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Why E.D. Commercials Are A Hard Sell

Viagra. Cialis. Levitra. These are the top three selling medications in a seemingly endless list prescribed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. You know the commercials: attractive quadra and quinquagenarians getting seductively close to one another on a boat dock or a porch swing, riding along in classic cars with convertible tops and fresh paint […]

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On Spanking :: Why We’re Hands Off

Good kids sometimes express their needs in bad ways. They hit, they scream, they bite, they tattle, they whine and they simply don’t listen. It’s not personal, it’s developmental and it’s their way of communicating that they have a direct need – tattling (pay attention to me), hitting (I’m frustrated and I don’t know how […]

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Emotional and Behavioral Disorders :: You’re Not Alone, Mom

I’ve taught Special Education for 9 years now, focusing almost entirely on working with students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBDs.) Generally- and very simply- speaking, an emotional/behavioral disorder is a chronic pattern of inappropriate feelings or actions under normal circumstances. For the sake of this post, I’m going to focus on EBDs that manifest […]

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