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Van Love for Tweeners

I’m blessed to live in a great city.  It’s physically a beautiful place on the ocean and by the mountains.  The city has a rich cultural life, great food and pretty great city services too.  I’ve always said that it’s a wonderful place to raise kids. As someone committed both personally and professionally to young … Continue Reading »

Kissing without consent

Here’s something new. Someone sent me a note seeking advice.  I tried to provide a thoughtful perspective with really tangible ideas for how to move forward. I was told it was helpful so asked if I could post it so others could perhaps benefit.  I’m happy to receive other emails from parents wondering how to … Continue Reading »

Cheetos for Breakfast, Porn for Dinner.

Early on in the parenting journey, a lot of time is spent on feeding the kid.  First it might be focused on a mom’s milk supply, then introducing solids in the right order, then ensuring they eat a healthy variety of foods, then ensuring they don’t exclusively eat crap. Tremendous efforts are taken to understand … Continue Reading »