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October 26, 2018
Do You Want to Influence Your Teen’s Value Choices? Here’s How
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February 22, 2018
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February 16, 2018
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December 19, 2017
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June 29, 2016
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April 27, 2015
When State Says Pot is OK, How Do I Convince My Child It Isn’t?
Dear Shaunti, We live in Colorado, where pot is now visible on every corner. For...
January 26, 2015
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Dear Shaunti, My oldest son is having a tough first year of high school –...
January 05, 2015
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Dear Shaunti, My 8th grade son is getting involved in extra-curricular activities for the first...
August 07, 2014
And the Oscar Goes To…My Teen Drama Queen
Dear Shaunti, I love my teenage daughter but how do I get her to stop...
May 12, 2014
Your Teen Is Watching Even If She Doesn’t Seem to Be Listening
Dear Shaunti, My daughter is 15 years old and I am worried that she is...
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Dear Shaunti, I am constantly butting heads with my 14 year-old daughter. Yesterday, she asked...
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Dear Shaunti, My 16-year-old son came home an hour past curfew over the weekend –...
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Dear Shaunti, In the last few months, it has gotten so hard for my teenage...
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