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Mar 31 @ 1:45 pm – Aug 27 @ 2:45 pm
Open a MEFA® UFund® College Investing Plan account – managed by Fidelity Investments. Fidelity.com/ufund
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Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm
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How to Get Kids to Pitch In

Mom: “Paul, please bring those dishes into the kitchen and put them in the dishwasher.” Paul: … [Read More...]


Don’t Be Shameless! Why Good People Feel Shame

by Michael F. Mascolo, Ph.D. We tend to have ambivalent feelings about shame.  On the one hand, … [Read More...]


Knowledge is Power when Defeating Cyber Bullying

By Kate Roberts, Ph.D. Cyber bullying is the use of technology to harass, … [Read More...]

Managing the Transition Back to School

By Kate Roberts, Ph.D. Regardless of your child’s age, the first day of … [Read More...]

Do Children Make Us Lose Our Minds?

by Karolyn Benger I am not an idiot.  I think.  Or at least, I am almost certain … [Read More...]

The Meaning of Rosh Hashanah

by Karolyn Benger The Jewish new year Rosh Hashanah has just passed and  I’ve … [Read More...]

Holy Crap, Woman, Calm Down!

by Michelle X. Curran Have you ever had one of those crappy … [Read More...]

Picking Dog Poo is My Cross to Bear

by Michelle X. Curran God, I wish I had a backbone. That’s not … [Read More...]

How George Took Me In

By Justin Travers George died yesterday.  Or … [Read More...]

I Wish You’d Break that Dang DS!

By Justin Travers First of all, I didn’t know … [Read More...]

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Teens and Their Apps

Ask Dr. Mike I broke down and gave my 13-year-old daughter a smart phone for her birthday. She wanted one, … [Read More]


My 13-Year -Old Doesn’t Tell Me Anything Anymore!

Dear Mike: When he was little, my son used to tell me everything.   Now he’s 13 and is becoming a … [Read More]

Sense or Nonsense? “Mothers should have immediate contact with their newborns in order to bond with them.”

The parent-child relationship is the child's first social relationship.  It is an important one.   A child's first important relationship … [Read More...]

Sense or Nonsense: “Put a coat on! You’ll catch a cold!”

It’s so easy to think that cold weather causes colds.  Winter comes, we go out into the cold, and we get colds!  It’s cause and … [Read More...]