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The frightening world of teen girls and social media

Do you have a preteen or teen daughter that has a smartphone or who desperately wants one one? Do you enjoy reading books that scare you?  Then Nancy Jo Sales' American Girls Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers is a book for you!  If you have a son in that age range, you will find this book both enlightening and frightening about a topic this generation of parents is dealing with on a daily basis.

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I found the courage to iFly Dallas, and so can you!

I am a natural born chicken shit, but this year I've decided to buck my own system and personally grow (and go) to places I have never attempted before.  This week that included a trip with the family to iFly in Dallas for an indoor skydiving adventure to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. Here's the story behind our experience...

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The qualities you can work on to be the parent your child needs you to be.

What are the areas a parent could grow in that would help their child become the individual they are meant to be?  This is what I pondered on a recent morning when graced by the presence of the five greatest blessings in my life, my husband, and a wonderful photographer who captured the moment.

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Good kids...did I get lucky, or is it my parenting approach?

It is important to find the humor in parenting.  Let's face it, for many of us laughter and the ability to identify with other parents regarding the challenges and blessings of parenthood is what keeps us going a lot of the time.  But, how we interact with our children when they are young makes a very important, long-term impression on who they become, so we have to be careful how we treat them. 

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