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“Stop Being So Sensitive!”

Sensitive-someecards

Pretty much since her birth, my daughter has been what we’ve called “extra sensitive.” She’s always hated loud noises or busy places. On her first birthday, when the cat accidentally sneaked out of the house, my raised voice of frustration spooked her so badly that my mom had to take …

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Why I Will Not Use Writing as a Punishment

writing as punishment

As I watched my daughter in her tumbling class a couple weeks ago, I couldn’t help but eavesdrop on a conversation —because it was happening right next to me—between the mom sitting beside me and another mother. They were bemoaning the obstinate attitudes of their preteen girls, swapping ideas about …

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Why I’m Unhappy with the Nevada School Wellness Policy

Washoe County's "Health" Policies

When my daughter was named her class’s student of the month for October 2015, we were all thrilled, but she was most excited about one thing: getting the monthly pizza luncheon for SOMs in all grades (an elite group for sure). The monthly lunch with pizzas, CapriSuns or bottled water, …

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Yes, I am THAT mom.

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We’d been hearing the girl’s name for months. Sometime just before my daughter’s spring break from kindergarten, she announced, “I asked Amy* (*name has been changed) to play with me today at recess, and she said ‘no’ really mean.” Of course, I hate hearing that anyone doesn’t want to play …

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