Jodi Arias Trial Raises Parenting Questions

  • April 27, 2013
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Thanks to Jodi Arias — the confessed murderer who is on trial for the brutal killing of her ex-boyfriend — Pasadena is known for one more thing. Granted, the idea that Arias filled up a few gas cans at a local Arco station doesn’t measure up to the city’s world-renowned…

Roll Your Eyes if You Want To

  • April 20, 2013
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I don’t mind being the bad guy.  In fact, I even relish being placed in this perilous category that most parents spend a lifetime working to avoid.“I’m an only child and my mother raised me so we could be best friends,” announced the twenty-something participant in one of my parenting…

Am I Who My Kids Are?

  • April 15, 2013
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I’ve got some highfalutin’ friends — pretentious wannabees — who think their kids are too high and mighty to attend Pasadena City College. Uh, no, these darlings weren’t accepted at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford or any of the other top universities in the country. In fact, they didn’t bother to…