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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Teenagers vs. Toddlers
Beth Markley

The Good, The Bad, & The Terribly Stinky: Toddlers vs. Teens

I was at a meeting recently with a couple of other parents, making small talk about our kids.

One woman had younger children. Preschool, maybe. Just emerging from mommy-and-me-gymnastics stage and entering into the “Let’s see what kind of activity keeps you most interested but doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg” phase.

The guy in our group had teen girls, big into soccer. Travel leagues. Sometimes the family had concurrent games in towns on opposite ends of the state. The kinds of games college recruiters attend, so God forbid your kid misses one, or you miss watching your kid play one, in favor of watching the other kid at her game. READ MORE

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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Tween Self Esteem

How To Grow Your Tween’s Self-Esteem

My Mom has a friend whose daughter is having a difficult time in middle school, and it has spurred a few conversations. Apparently, she is not only being bullied by her peers, but by a parent who is texting her,...Read More
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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Teens and Social Media

Teens and Social Media

There’s no denying that the internet is a powerful tool. It’s important for teens to learn how to use the internet to their advantage– exploring their passions and interests, doing research, using it in their school work, knowing how to...Read More
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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Dropping Your Kid Off At College (Without Losing Your Mind)

Dropping Your Child Off At College (Without Losing Your Mind)

Dropping your child off at college is one of the biggest milestones of your child’s life and a parent’s day of reckoning – having to let your child go. It’s a day filled with great anticipation, emotion, mixed feelings, and,...Read More
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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Closed Door | Happy Mom

Closed Doors | Happy Mom

I have long been of the opinion that kids should be able to keep their rooms the way they want. Or maybe it’s just that I rarely feel like cleaning up their space, nor do I feel inclined to yell...Read More
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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Mom, I'm Bored

Mom, I’m Bored

Since we have put a limit on “screens” in my house (television/computer/video games/iPod), I am hearing the common child call, “Mom, I’m bored!” more often than ever before.  Because I am the one who set the screen limits, my children...Read More
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