Co-Parenting Effectively

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Alicia Keys recently spoke out , sharing her personal story about co-parenting and how her family makes it work. My colleague, Sarah Cody, and I spoke with Ruth Freeman, Founder and Lead Teacher at Peach at Home Parenting Solutions about what co-parenting is and how to do it effectively. Sarah and I both learned tips that are good for all parents, living together and not.

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Talking About Vaping

Vaping is all over the news and sadly, all over our kids’ schools. It is increasingly embraced by teens and tweens even though it can be dangerous. They can purchase the devices easily, even though some of them contain nicotine and can be addictive. It’s important for parents to work with the school systems to address this growing problem.

CT Congresswoman DeLaura is introducing a Youth Vaping Prevention Act to help curb marketing to young people. My colleague, Sarah Cody, and I talked with Jim Maffuid, Executive Director of Child Guidance Clinic for Central Connecticut to get some tips for parents in response to the Surgeon General’s warning about vaping becoming an epidemic.

Taking the Leap - Even (especially) if it Means Reinvention

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Having reinvented myself professionally several times, I related to this new book. Take the Leap: Change Your Career, Change Your LIFE, by Sara Bliss. I never thought of it as reinventing, but adjusting, adapting, dealing…. This book is filled with inspirational stories but also validation for choices and adventures you have chosen or want to choose.

Sarah Cody and I interviewed Sara Bliss on our podcast, Parenting Beyond the Headlines. Listen to this show. And, if you like what you hear, please subscribe and recommend it to a friend.

Raising Men These Days

In this Time article, How to Raise a Sweet Son in an Era of Angry Men, Faith Salie takes a look at raising boys into men. She talks candidly about anger and image. What is the messaging we are giving our boys and how can we navigate this complicated messaging that is so prevalent in our society? As a parent of two wonderful sons, it gave me pause.

Sarah Cody and I were excited to talk with Anthony Rao, nationally known expert in child psychology and author of The Way of Boys: Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys and The Power of Agency: The Seven Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions and Create a Life on Your Own Terms (coming in March). Please listen - and if you like what you here, subscribe to our podcast.