Summer Must Reads

It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. End of school year craziness and then the beginning of summer have thrown me off.

While I haven’t been writing, I’ve definitely been reading. Here are some of my “favorite” articles of late. I hope you’ll learn from them like I have.

Raising “good” kids is important to me. Find out the 5 things Harvard psychologists say you must do to accomplish this.

Facebook is Not Real Life; The Talk You Need to Have With Your Teen is a good reminder for us as adults as well. I know I have definitely fallen privy to “Facebook induced depression” in which it seems like everyone has a better and more fun life than you do.

Most of us are familiar with the term “helicopter” parent.   Have you heard of “lawnmower parents?” If you have a child going off to college, “How Not to be a Lawnmower Parent” is a must read.

On Campus, Failure is on the Syllabus (NY Times, 6/24/17) reiterated my personal feelings about and experiences with letting teens experience failure and disappointment.

Last but not least, if you have an incoming middle schooler (like I do), you’ll enjoy 10 Truths Middle Schoolers Should Know.

I hope everyone is enjoying a more leisurely pace this summer, and taking some time to stop and smell the roses!

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