More About Hooking Up

Most parents would like to delay their child’s first sexual experience.  Research indicates that the only way to really do that is prevention.  Prevention means talking to our kids about physicality when they are very young, and talking about sexuality when they are about to begin middle school.  Parents can hesitate doing this for many […]

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Hooking Up

“We hooked up last night.” This is a statement bound to provoke not only anxiety but confusion in the mind of parents of teens and young adults.  Most parents remember a time when sexual experimentation was more explicit.  There were “bases” and making out was very different from doing it.  Now, hooking up can mean […]

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White Privilege

Recently I took a walk on garbage day. I passed a house where an animal had gotten into the trash can, and yucky debris was spread over a large area. Just then the White homeowner started out of the driveway in an Audi SUV.  He was front first, and so couldn’t miss the mess. I […]

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More About Time Outs

Parents who faithfully use time outs with their children as a form of discipline can still find that they are “not working”.  The temper tantrums, oppositional behaviors, and meltdowns remain unchanged.  Parents can even find that their children will place themselves in the designated spot for a time out while continuing to act out.  This […]

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Time Outs

The other day I walked by a driveway where a young woman and her father were having a discussion.  Or trying to. They were standing near the open door of a car from which came the piercing shrieks of a child who sounded not quite 2 years old.  The woman was talking about how she […]

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