June 24, 2017

Adolescence is hardest on parents

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By Jennifer Senior Here’s what may be most powerful about adolescence, from a parent’s perspective: It forces them to contemplate themselves as much as they contemplate their own children. Toddlers and ­elementary-school children may cause us to take stock of our choices, too, of course. But it’s adolescents, usually, who stir up our most self-critical… Read more

5 ways to thrive with kids during the elementary school years

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Now that my four kids are 5, 7, 9 and 11 I’ve noticed my routine has readjusted a bit in order to run a smooth household and stay joyful as a stay-at-home mom. Working moms should be able to use these tips too.   Here are five ways I’m still thriving as a mom of… Read more

Happy Adolescence Leads to Better Marriages in Adulthood

Having a warm and supportive home during one’s teenage years may make for more satisfying marriages later on, new research suggests. Read more  

Why We Never Truly Leave High School

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Kurt Vonnegut wrote that high school “is closer to the core of the American experience than anything else I can think of.” Read why those years, for better or worse, are the most defining years of a person’s life. Read more