And Then There’s Christmas

Did you hug your kid today?  Did you give a friendly smile to a kid you didn’t know?When they’re little kids, smiles and hugs seem to come naturally.  Don’t much have to think about this as it seems just being a “little one” makes them endearing.So, I ought to be…

Who is Myrna Raeder?

  • November 23, 2013
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College?  Every hand in the room goes up when the question is asked.Locked up behind bars? No hands.In every parenting class that I conduct for incarcerated moms at the California Institution for Women in Chino, CA, I ask these two questions.Without fail, every mom in attendance wants the best for…

Calling the DCFS Hotline? You Didn’t Read it Here!

  • November 17, 2013
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The headstrong young teenager didn’t believe his mom when she laid down the rules for the time he had to come home at night.Now, in all honesty, this kid isn’t too much different than others his age, as the teenage years are a time when they all too often tend…

Microwaves and Frying Pans

  • November 8, 2013
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Charlie Sheen’s twins are only 4-year-olds, and they are out of control.  Then there’s the overweight 16-year-old who beat his mom to death with a frying pan and attacked his father a few hours later. Oh, and I didn’t get around to writing about the mother who put her baby…