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Nine powerful parenting strategies from the REAL Dean of Parents

Nine powerful parenting strategies from the                              REAL Dean of Parents
The Dean of Parents is passionate about empowering all parents with tips, strategies and resources to set their kids up for academic and social success and, well—get their shit together.  If my code name offends you, thanks for the power.  I do not proclaim to know everything about parenting.   There are days when I question... Read more »

A setback is only a setup for a comeback!

A setback is only a setup for a comeback!
I want this story to motivate you.  Read it to your kids.  We can all use a bit of motivation. “Sports is human life in microcosm.”  -Howard Cosell Now that I’m a parent, I have discovered that sports provide meaningful lessons we can extend into every aspect of our lives.   You have to practice to get the results.  ... Read more »

I follow my daughter on Instagram and she's mortified.

I follow my daughter on Instagram and she's mortified.
If you are not familiar with Instagram, either you live in a cave or you do not have tweens in your life.  According to the official Instagram website,” it’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family.”  How cool is that?  It’s a harmless alternative for tweens other than joining Facebook,... Read more »
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My kid would never

“Mommy, Michelle told me that I need to quit acting like a little bitch!” Damn.  Now, why couldn’t I simply ask my kid if she kicked Michelle’s ass?  “Well, I know Michelle’s mother,” I thought. “I can simply share this little offense with Michelle’s mom and it will be resolved.” Wrong. I quickly discovered that Michelle’s mother... Read more »

Imagine life without the Starbucks Barista while the CTU Strike continues.

I am disappointed with the silence from this city’s employers while the CTU and Board of Education’s negotiations have left the parents of over 350,000 Chicago Public School children out of school.  Yes, CPS assigned designated Children First sites to provide children a safe place—for ½ the day.  When this option was announced I LOL... Read more »