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A Different Kind of Mommy Group


The main thing I noticed during the Parent Workshop at Luca’s boarding school last weekend was how respectable the parents appeared. For instance, Julia from Seattle, with her chic bob and hand-knit poncho, you just would not have expected her … Continue reading

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If You Give an ADHD Kid a Horse, Would He Still Need Meds?


Below is the last installment of a three-part series about my visit to my son’s therapeutic boarding school, which previously appeared on Good Men Project. To read Part I, click here. To read Part II, click here. After breakfast, Luca … Continue reading

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My Son Goes to Boarding School, and, No, I Don’t Mean Exeter


Below is the next installment of “My Son’s Walkabout,”the column I write for Good Men Project, and which appeared there yesterday. Considering their trespasses — substance abuse, school refusal, chronic havoc-wreaking — the boys were an exceedingly polite bunch. Luca … Continue reading

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Mother and Child Reunion, Part Two


Read Part One here… I sidestepped unruly tufts of sage, stopping several times to swing that damn bullroar over my head, wincing as the rope burned through layers of skin on my right forefinger. As I stopped, again, to listen … Continue reading

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Hitting the Limit


Last week my son Luca’s therapist at wilderness camp, Joe, told me Luca had been so non-compliant he would have to leave early.¬†This was hard to fathom, even for Luca. Wilderness camps are where the unruliest, foul-mouthiest kids go to … Continue reading

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