When is Your Child Old Enough to be Left Home Alone?

It’s Wednesday January 2 and the kids are still on Christmas vacation…for another FIVE days. And I have zero leverage. Gone is the threat that Santa will dock them a present for bad behavior. Gone is the promise of driving around to check out Christmas lights if they could just leave Mommy alone for 30 […]

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Who Pays When Porch Pirates Pinch Your Presents?

Starting after Thanksgiving, I park my car a house or two down the street. Why? Am I making room for a “Lexus to Remember” complete with a big red bow on top? Nope. I’m desperately trying to preserve my kids’ belief in Santa. Well, at least the 8 year old and the four year old. […]

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Can Parents Get into Trouble if Their Teen is Sexting?

Yes, I am still talking about sexting. In case you missed it, last week I talked about the heap of legal trouble your teen can get into if they engage in sexting, sending a sexually suggestive or nude image or message via text. I had several readers ask a very important follow-up question. In addition […]

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