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Myrna Beth Haskell

Did you ever lie to your parents when you were a teenager? Be honest with yourself. Not even a teeny, tiny lie? more

Apr 26, 2017 11:15 AM

I grew up with grandparents who lived in another state. Although New Jersey was not exactly the other side of the continent, our home in New York was a two and a half hour car ride, so visits had to be planned in advance. more

Feb 27, 2017 10:09 AM

Conflicts seem to invariably arise when you are in the middle of making dinner or completing a presentation for work. You hear your kids arguing over who gets to choose the next game on the Nintendo console... more

Dec 30, 2016 10:52 AM

According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology, “One out of every two marriages today ends in divorce and many divorcing families include children." more

Sep 28, 2016 4:00 PM

When I was in school, bullying was an accepted part of the school climate. There seemed to be a commonplace attitude back then that “kids will be kids,” so victims often felt that there was no one to turn to. more

Aug 29, 2016 10:25 AM

I knew a mom several years ago who had a “no TV” policy. She was adamant about a TV free environment, so she didn’t own one. What she may not have known was that her son would visit his friends’ houses and make a beeline for the TV. more

Jul 27, 2016 1:39 PM

A father’s influence lasts a lifetime. Children look to their fathers for strength, encouragement and support. Both sons and daughters mimic their dads from a very young age. Fathers are role models for both genders in many profound ways. more

May 25, 2016 10:03 AM

The bonding process begins in the womb. Once born, infants thrive on the voice and touch of a consistent caregiver. So, from the start, stability and security provide an anchor for human growth and development. more

Apr 29, 2016 12:03 PM

Did you know that babies are communicating their wants and needs before they reach twelve months of age? Yes, babies are “talking,” not through verbal speech, but via sign language. more

Mar 30, 2016 11:43 AM

Texting literally drives me nuts. No one uses words anymore. We’ve graduated to emoticons & abbreviations. I can’t even get a hold of my kids normally anymore. What does this say about communication between family members? more

Feb 26, 2016 11:35 AM

Cabin fever months tend to encourage indoor activities for those who don’t bask in frigid air, especially for many kids today who consider some indoor activities to be the bomb, no matter what the weather is like outside. more

Jan 29, 2016 12:00 AM

Why do some young people take charge of school projects and playground activities with ease, while others are happy to take the proverbial back seat? Are leaders born or nurtured? more

Dec 27, 2015 12:00 AM

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