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Perfectionism Is Not Necessarily a Good Thing

I spend lots of time with my cousin, Ann, when I was a young girl. Her mother, my aunt, kept everything in her home as neat as a pin. I thought this was great. My mother was much less organized. Organizing gave me a sense of control and I liked it. I especially liked not […]

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Are You Protecting or Preparing Your Child?

Are You a Protector or Preparer? Letting your children go-especially to school for the very first time, and another especially plus if you are a single mom-can be like ripping your heart out. We tend to think we are their protector for life instead of their preparer for life. We think we have the power […]