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Teaching your teen is not impossible

November 16, 2018
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My 15-year-old no longer has patience—not with inconvenience, not with failure and not with learning, which is often the takeaway in times of inconvenience and failure . . . if you have patience. It seems…

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The Kids’ Summer Mantra: “I’m Bored!”

May 31, 2016
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Recently, at Longhorn with the family, I pulled out my credit card to pay since hubs forgot his wallet. “How are YOU gonna pay, Mom?” my kids heckled. “It’s dad’s money!” “I have money too,”…

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I Never Told My Parents: My Caffeinated Lesson

December 7, 2015
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There are some things you simply can’t tell your parents when you are a freshman in high school. Or rather, there are some things you can tell them and probably should tell them but are…

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Unicorn Bites #551

November 14, 2014
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2-year-old: I don’t want to eat my pork chop! Me: Name one thing that’s wrong with it. 2-year-old: It’s not pizza. Touché. — Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) November 5, 2014 500,000 teens followed a random Target…

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Keep The Fish, This Kid Wants A Car

June 9, 2014
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Keep The Fish, This Kid Wants A Car

My students for this session are already competent drivers. We covered the entire program plus everything else I could come up with in the first four sessions. So today I’m mostly directing turns and fine-tuning…

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Unicorn Bites 5/14/14

May 14, 2014
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Unicorn Bites 5/14/14

Me: I’ll take 10 pounds of good will. Clerk: We don’t sell that. Me: But it’s the name of this store. Clerk: Me:*tips over clothes rack* — Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) May 14, 2014 If you…

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New Directions In Sales

December 20, 2013
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New Directions In Sales

With two states set to legalize recreational use of marijuana, it’s time for the media to do what they do best – scare and misinform the citizenry. Yes, we’re starting to see articles on the…

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Target, Parents and College Dorms

July 29, 2013
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Target, Parents and College Dorms

This month, Target launched a back-to-college marketing campaign that gives every college-bound kid and their parents a reason to shop. The retailer has captured a family-driven milestone and the myriad of emotions, needs and wants…

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School’s Out for Summer: 5 Reminders for Family Harmony

May 22, 2013
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School’s Out for Summer: 5 Reminders for Family Harmony

After semesters of freedom, moving back home can be confusing for college students. Greeted by gushing relatives, overflowing refrigerators, and clean bed linens, who wouldn’t begin to expect continued concierge service? The problem? Your “hotel”…

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Walmart Goes Academic

January 21, 2013
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Walmart Goes Academic

This year Walmart has gone collegiate, adding mini-me versions of their chain stores on two college campuses. This will be the first time in forever that there will be college-related rollbacks. Unfortunately, saving 55 cents…

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