Mom, can we just go alone?

The other day, my twins, still 16, were heading out for their co-ed soccer game “Under the Lights,’ which  means they were going to get to play where the regular competitive school soccer teams play, the ones who compete against the other high school varsity and...

Kids and Electronics: Bring back boredom

I was at a recent soccer game for my 11-year-old son on a bright sunny early fall day. All of the parents are lined up in a row, watching the game. One mom stood out as had two of her younger children with her watching the game. Only, the two younger siblings, maybe...

Parents Addicted to Technology: Guilty as charged

The other night after dinner when all the kids scattered in their various directions, I grabbed my cell phone to do a quick check of email. One email sends me to a website and that website sends me to twitter which sends me to another website and then of course, I...

16 and driving – My twins and I Navigating the Doubly Exhilarating World of Independence

My twins are 16. Oh my. Wow, and double wow. My two blue-eyed blonde boy bundles were born five minutes a part on a crisp fall day 16 years ago. One arrived at 10:32 a.m., the other at 10:37 am. One placenta, the doctor told me. “What does that mean?” I pondered, deep...

Huffington Post: Two Tales Involving 350 Kids, Entitlement and Lessons in Parenting and Life

(Originally published: Huffington Post-Two Tales Involving 350 Kids, Entitlement and Lessons in Parenting and Life) Let me get this straight. Three hundred teenagers break into the vacant vacation home of a former NFL player, ransacking the home while drinking and...

A tale of 300 kids and 50 kids and entitlement and taking ownership for wrongdoing.

This is a tale of 300 kids breaking into the home of a former NFL player and a tale of 50 football players getting benched by their coach and a lesson in parenting and entitlement and owning up to faults. . . . Three hundred teenagers break into the vacant vacation...

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