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Help Me, I Have A 7th Grader!

I have been parenting longer than anyone should have to.  In 1988 my first kid hit middle school.  He was in the “gifted” class and that meant all kinds of craziness was accepted.   I was young and could handle it.  It is now 2011 and I am still dealing with a middle school age child […]

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Long, Long Summer Days

I have been dreading summer. I am the single parent of a 12-year old who needs activity – lots of activity. I work at home. I live in a small, rental house – about 1,000 square feet. He plays video games and watches tv in the living room which is right beside the kitchen where […]

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