Mindsoak: Love Has No Expiration Date

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As this month of love wraps up, I’m delighted to have another essay featured by the Mindsoak project. In it, I share my family’s journey to becoming a family–across years, continents, and lots and lots of adoption paperwork. I also explore our culture’s hesitation with adopting older children, and our fixation with adoption stories gone wrong–which, in fact, are quite rare. And, overall, I write about the power of love to teach and to heal, whether you are a child, an adult, or somewhere in between. Read the full post here.

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Brave New World: #Tech and #Teens (and Parental Anxiety)

This week, I was lucky enough to be featured once again on Jon Filitti’s Mindsoak blog, this time revealing my own emerging gray hairs about raising three teens in the Age of Technology.

How do you let your children access the wonders of the Internet and social media while also protecting them from all of the ills that grace the online world (as in porn, sexting, and cyberbullying, just to name a few)? Well, I don’t have all the answers (who does?) but I have a few tips that have worked for our family. Head on over to Mindsoak and check them out–and find a link to the best (and, amazingly, free!) internet filter our family has found so far.

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