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Annie Fox's Blog · 1M ago

“I’m never going to win!”

We all want our opinions and feelings respected, especially by the people we care about most. A guiding rule for a healthy relationship (the only kind worth having) is: “I will respectfully ...
Annie Fox's Blog · 2M ago

Teen questions her “path” in life

When you were seventeen did you have a clue about what you wanted to do with your life? I only knew that I wanted to go to Cornell University and to have a boyfriend. (I might be messing wit...
Annie Fox's Blog · 3M ago

Mom concerned by “touching” between 7 yr olds

This mom of a second grader is understandably unnerved by her seven-year-old son’s account of being “inappropriate touched” by one of his friends. She’s especially concerned about the possib...
Annie Fox's Blog · 3M ago

No confidence and no boyfriend. Is there a connection?

Must be spring because my teen email is all about crushes. Most from middle schoolers. I won’t bore you my history, but…  occasionally I dream about my 7th grade crush. So believe me, I get ...
Annie Fox's Blog · 4M ago

Parenting worry: Am I playing favorites?

Conventional parenting wisdom dictates: Parents should (must) love their children equally. “Equal” implies “exactly the same.” Not buying that in theory or in practice. We all savor differen...
Annie Fox's Blog · 5M ago

“My friend’s mom bullies her!”

Bullying prevention begins at home. A child’s propensity for being aggressive and/or putting up with aggressive behavior from others may begin at home as well. As this email suggests, howeve...
Annie Fox's Blog · 5M ago

“My daughter is a mean girl!”

Typically the bullying-related questions I get come directly from kids suffering at the hands of classmates. It’s very unusual for a child to self-identify as a tormentor. But, as my last bl...
Annie Fox's Blog · 5M ago

A question of broken trust

At 36% approval rating, Trump is at a historic low for a POTUS in office less than 100 days. People don’t trust the guy, for lots of good reasons. Consequently, I’ve been focused for months ...
Annie Fox's Blog · 6M ago

A day for yourself, Mom.

Our kids don’t live with us any more. Here’s how that happened: We fed and watered them regularly and eventually they bypassed childhood, graduated from here and there, and outgrew their nee...
Annie Fox's Blog · 7M ago

How to talk to kids about political protests

If you’ve watched anti-Trump protests in the news or seen people marching in the streets in your own community, your kids have probably taken notice. Maybe they’ve already asked you, “What a...