"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

Local Resources​

211 is the best source of up to date, relevant information.

Please also check out these local partners for additional resources:



National 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



Dr. Lisa Damour: Coping in a Pandemic  

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 

Academic Resources

ACT Student and Parent Resources

Khan Academy Remote Learning Resources


Free SAT Practice Tests

Campus Reel - A great site for virtual tours and inside information about thousands of colleges and universities

Recreation Resources

Great Fitness Videos for all age levels

3 Months of free guitar, ukulele or bass lessons from Fender

Seeking to Understand

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