The Care and Keeping of Teens

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We’ve reached a new low in parenting. It’s called Pay Your Teen to Shower. Here’s how it works: Start with one oppositional teen who refuses to shower.  Set up a shower schedule, in our case: Wednesday and Saturday. Lay out clear … Continued

Extreme Parenting: Choose Your Battles

posted in: Large Family, Special Needs | 33

You’ve heard of extreme sports, extreme couponing and extreme makeovers…Well Chuck and I are now practicing something we call Extreme Parenting: The Choose Your Battles Edition.  Now, as a parenting philosophy we believe in regular (and early bedtimes), teaching children to … Continued

Heart Warrior, Age Five

posted in: Apollo, Special Needs | 5

This little guy has only six more weeks to be a five-year old…and less than that to be a kindergartener. I cannot believe how much he has grown in confidence since the beginning of the school year. This time last … Continued

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