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Talking to your kids about consent is important at any age.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Consent (At Any Age)

Wondering how to talk to your kids about consent? It's not hard as you’d think — the conversation changes over the years, but it’s all the same Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.8.17   |   SHARE
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Dear Mommabare,

Dear Mommabare: A Video Column For Young People Who Have Questions

Welcome to Dear Mommabare. The place young people go when they need answers they just can't get from other adults.  We'll have our first question Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   11.16.17   |   SHARE
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Even now, I hesitate to call my child’s behavior abusive. But it’s impossible to avoid the parallels between my situation now and how I felt when I was being abused by my partner.

When Your Child Is Abusive

Yelling. Throwing things. Name-calling. The only thing that holds me back from calling my teenager’s behavior abuse is that they are my child. Read...
Anonymous of Role Reboot    |   11.13.17   |   SHARE
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When I look into his eyes, I see my own. And in them, I see the disease we share reflected, bipolar disorder.

I Gave My Son Bipolar Disorder

I look in his eyes and I see my own. I see pain and confusion; I see the boy I loved so dearly and the man I love even more. I gave my son bipolar Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.5.17   |   SHARE
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There are some advantages to giving your child that automotive freedom and responsibility.

Should You Buy Your Teenager A Car?

Are there any good reasons to buy your teenager a car, other than making them happy? Read...
Larry Alton of The Good Men Project    |   07.7.17   |   SHARE
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image credit: Kings County Sheriff's Department

Teenage Girl Pimps Out Other Teenage Girls (You Won't Believe Where)

How is a teenage pimp made? Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.6.17   |   SHARE
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An important factor for surviving the teen years is keeping a sense of humor.

The Trials And Tribulations Of Raising Teenagers

There's a popular saying that "Raising teens is like trying to nail jello to a wall" — and this is a perfect metaphor for parenting teenagers. Read...
Marcia Kester Doyle    |   06.19.17   |   SHARE
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The author can neither confirm nor deny the validity of this tee.

If I Go To Hell, I Know My Message Tees Are Waiting For Me There

Air pollution, noise pollution, water pollution. The list goes on. And of all the environmentally unsound ways to poison the atmosphere, I’m probably Read...
Megan McLachlan    |   06.15.17   |   SHARE
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