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Her 4 minutes are up

4 minutes. Last night our high school women’s soccer team played its last game of the season losing in the first round of the playoffs. Our daughter is a senior. With 4 minutes left it hit me. This was it. She had 4 minutes left. All the practices, games, driveway play, flashed through my mind. This was it. I played…

Parenting Concern #4: We don’t give our children permission to fail

As American parents we are very concerned with the success of our children. So much so, we exhaust ourselves and them, striving for it. In extreme cases, as seen in the recent college admission scandal involving some of America’s elite parents, we are willing to manipulate circumstances in order to ensure the success of our children. This is just wrong.…

Parenting Concern #3: We allow social media & gaming too early and in excess

I think social media and gaming too early and in excess is leading to increased levels of  depression, anxiety, and addiction among teenagers. It is a correlation that is difficult to prove, but I am not the only person, and I am certainly least among experts, who believe this is true. A December 22, 2018 CNBC report titled, “Facebook, Snapchat,…