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How to parent your kids when puberty happens

When Puberty Happens

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Here are some questions to ask your child and some tips to handle this parenting season as you notice the changes happening right before your eyes.
We try to buy interesting, but not trendy, backpack patterns since these will last a little longer than one school year. May I suggest dark colors to hide the myriad of spills, markers, and ground crayons that will be absorbed? Similarly, get the good folders and the real pencils.
The academics, he mastered. He mastered them in a heartbeat. It was the "everything else" he wasn't mastering. The listening to directions, keeping hands to oneself, and keeping emotions in check were far from being mastered. We were on the verge of being kicked out of the employee daycare center. Our whole family seemed to be in a downward spiral, and we looked for something, anything, to stop it.
Public school might be the first time your kiddo experiences a cross section of society and has to navigate getting along with people who live a completely different life than he does. This little window of time can change absolutely everything.
'Twas the night before school starts and all through my home, nothing was quiet, not even my phone. The backpacks were packed and lined up by the door. New uniforms were strewn all over the floor.
I had to feed her love of theater, somehow, some way, but I knew that her two brothers and dad still needed to be fed and the mortgage paid, so off I went in search of more affordable options to quench her thirst for the arts. 
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Chloe Is Ugly

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All children on campus would step over those words as they raced to recess the following day. My heart just sank. Should I use this as the teaching moment it so obviously is, or should I hightail it out of here after fabricating a rosier version of those spiteful words?

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Interview with Coach Murry :: Lady Cougars Flag Football Team

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Coach Christopher Murry is the head coach of the Lady Cougar flag football team at Western Hills High School. He chatted with Emily from Fort Worth Moms and answered all her questions about this relatively new all-female varisty league in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD).