Parents! Do you know you’re running a major organization called “My Family?”

The first thing that happens when we have children is we assume the new title of parent. Now we’re in charge of someone else beside our self. This burden of responsibility plops us right in the center of a whole new reality, which takes some getting use to. No longer are we singular beings. Forevermore, …

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The Parent Experience

In Latin, parent means “to bring forth,” to create, form, provide, make new, produce, develop, grow. It’s easy to see how these words apply to raising children. However, when we think about the parent experience, we falter. The parent experience is that profound and consuming inner happening we don’t easily tap into or talk about. …

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Taking Action

If you’ve found your way to my first blog post it means you are looking for answers to questions about how to parent a struggling adolescent child. It also means you are struggling. The old maxim is true – parents can only be as happy as their unhappiest child. You surf the Internet for insight, …

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Birds Frozen in Flight

Once when visiting a drop-in center for homeless youth, a tall, overweight youth came up to me. “Are you coming to the Talent Show tonight? “Ummm, I didn’t know about it. What’s happening?” “Well, we all get up and sing, tell poetry, whatever. It’s fun. There’s food and we hang out.” “That sounds fun but …

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