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Practicing for Marriage or Giving Up a Dream?

Our local newspaper is running a series of weekly “Senior of the Week” articles, highlighting individual seniors.  (We live in a very rural area, where this is a typical community type expose’.) This week’s Senior is a young lady with … Continue reading

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Juvenile Offender Treatment Needs to Include Parents and Restorative Justice

I am so pleased that with our economic concerns, we still have men and women in government who are trying to provide services for those without a voice–yes, I’m saying kids do not have a voice.  Anytime we can try … Continue reading

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Adolescent Mental Health Therapy–It’s in the Experience

Here in Washington State there is a current concern about meeting the mental health needs of adolescents, specifically around two issues: Intervene in an adolescent’s life before that adolescent causes harm to others (I believe the worry is about public … Continue reading

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The Teenage Abusive Dating Journey

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting this nudge to write about what is currently being termed “teenage date abuse.”  But I think that it is misleading to suggest that one has to be in any kind of  … Continue reading

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The Best Unexpected Gift is . . .

PART I: A few weeks ago a mother told me that she preferred to give their children “experiences rather than presents.”  I had thought this delightful to hear while thinking that our culture stresses wrapped, boxed gifts under the tree … Continue reading

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Learning to WAIT–Part II

Teaching your child how to “WAIT” is an excellent way to teach the ability of how to endure and cope with the all important: Delay of Gratification. (A child who can WAIT, will be the teenager who doesn’t need the … Continue reading

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Time it Right—Waiting–Part I

WAITING is a most useful tool for having a conversation with your teenager.  Especially your child whom you are about to throttle, take away all privileges Forever, and never-ever again allow to ride with another teenage driver.  The same child … Continue reading

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