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Tweets of the Week

As we strive to bring you more written content to support what parents learn in our classes, we’re honored to note that two of the most frequently retweeted articles on our PEPparent twitter feed came from our own Parent Educators, Suzanne Ritter and Emory Luce Baldwin!

Setting Limits for Your Kids with Technology

What’s your solution when you find your 13-year-old in bed at 10:30 on a weeknight with his smartphone? Here’s how PEP Parent Educator Suzanne Ritter is handling the problem.

Train Kids to Gripe in a Nice Way

With kids it seems like complaints—about meals, bedtime, fairness—are a way of life. While what they’re saying can be important, we’re often deafened by its tone. PEP Parent Educator Emory Luce Baldwin, LCMFT, has some ideas to change the pitch your kids’ complaints.

Raising Teenagers: Protect When You Must, Permit When You Can

In The New York Times Motherlode column Jessica Lahey interviews Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., about his new book,  Age of Opportunity: Lessons From the New Science of Adolescence.
His advice on navigating adolescence is not instinctive for most parents: be warm, be firm, be supportive and, above all else,  “Protect when you must, but permit when you can.”


Compiled by Trish Pannuto, PEP leader and president of PEP’s board of directors.


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