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    Parenting in Tough Times

    The media coverage is intense. Images of police, victims of violence, and related difficulties flood social media and television screens. These and other realities related to recent events associated with terrorism are unsettling, especially for children. Children ask questions and respond emotionally to the reactions of adults to these events. They see adults absorbed in the news coverage. They […]

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    Take the Challenge to Choose Thankfulness

    Over ten years ago at a conference I noticed an unusual number of people wearing purple plastic wristbands.  I didn’t think much about it, imagining that the bands must be in support of a worthy cause.   When I returned home from the conference I stopped by my neighborhood bookstore.  At the checkout register sat […]

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    Why 'Balanced Couponing’ is Fraud

    “Dear Jill, A friend of mine told me she learned a new way to use coupons called ‘Balanced Couponing.’ She said she spends much less time planning coupon trips and is taking home more free stuff than ever. Can you teach us about Balanced Couponing? I would like to save a lot of money without […]

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