"It is as if our kids turn thirteen and someone says, 'You got this' . . . Only that is entirely wrong." - Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington, authors of Grown & Flown - How to Support your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults
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In this space we share advice, resources and information that reinforces that there is a place for everyone, and our kids (and we, their parents) are amazing just as they/we are.
NEW - Below are resources specifically addressing COVID-19 and how it has affected how we parent.
Parenting in the Era of Covid-19
211 is the best source of up to date, relevant information.
Please also check out these local partners for additional resources:
The Agony of Social Distancing for Adolescents - by Lydia Denworth
The Funniest and Most Talented Family on the Internet - (to provide levity and laughter in an otherwise sad time)
Anxiety & Coping with the Coronavirus - Managing worry, your kids' and your own - Child Mind Institute
The College Search and COVID-19 with Jeff Selingo Webinar (Part 1)
College Admissions and the Coronavirus with Jeff Selingo Webinar (Part 2)
10 Tips for Parents on Sheltering in Place without Losing Your Mind - Julie Lythcott-Haims
Campus Reel - A great site for virtual tours and inside information about thousands of colleges and universities