Tag Archives: teenagers

Overparenting? Why Do Grownups Have to Take Over?

  Why Do Grownups Have to Take Over Everything? Reading parenting talk from “experts” online, it seems parents are either over-involved or under-involved, either over-protecting or neglectful, tiger parenting or laissez-faire liberals. American “parenting” is either too “slow” or too … Continue reading

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The Power of Human Imperfection: A Good Use of the First Day of School

Imperfections are such wonderful learning opportunities. Last week Meryl, anxious that her twelve-year-old daughter (we’ll call her Allison) still hadn’t done her summer reading, lost her temper one morning at breakfast and said in a voice twice its normal size: … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Mad; Get Creative (revisited)

Margaret had a classic class clown in her second grade one year. Ruben was smart, active, inquisitive, and made the class laugh several times a day, disrupting Margaret’s lessons. She found him infuriating, but fury was not recognized as an … Continue reading

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Frustrating Teenager Behavior: What’s a Mother to Do?

Diane whose teenager, Laura, hadn’t earned her allowance “in forever” because she never finished her chores all the way, decided to try a different tack and ask Laura for some advice. Diane said, “I have an employee who wants to … Continue reading

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Why Kids Bully Some Teachers and Idolize Others.

In response to last week’s post about bringing your whole self to the table, an old friend (not that old, actually) asked: “When I was a student, and also when I was a parent watching our kids go through school, … Continue reading

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