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Shepard-Vigil

Changing the Climate of Cruelty

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
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Matthew Shepard, a 21 year-old college student died in Wyoming after he was tied to a fence and beaten by two men who singled him

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The Five-Finger Discount—Why Kids Shoplift

Saturday, August 7th, 2010
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The news that Caroline Giuliani was caught shoplifting sent shock waves through parenting circles nationwide. How could this model student (Trinity School, Harvard University) and

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5 Ways Parents Can Safeguard Risk-Taking Adolescents

Friday, July 30th, 2010
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The world held its breath when 16 year-old Abby Sunderland (above) attempted to be the youngest person to sail around the world. She didn’t make

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Unconditional Love: The First Rule of Parenting

Friday, July 9th, 2010
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Lindsay Lohan and Warren Buffett appear to have little in common. But when two news reports came out on the same day, their stories became

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Teachers Should Be on the Front Line in the Bully Wars

Sunday, April 4th, 2010
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In second grade, my daughter attended an all girls school where students were assigned to round tables. “I’ve changed your daughter’s table assignment,” I was

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An Education—A Film with a Message for Parents

Thursday, February 18th, 2010
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Picture this: Your daughter, a high school senior bound for an Ivy League College (you hope), comes home one day with her new, older boyfriend.

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Mean Girls: The Evolution

Sunday, January 24th, 2010
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For one year, a few decades ago, I was a very mean girl. I stopped speaking to my best friend, Sandy; I turned away when

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Dating Abuse—Not Just a Celebrity Problem

Saturday, February 28th, 2009
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The evening of the Grammy Awards, singer Rihanna was on her way to the ceremony with her boyfriend, Chris Brown. An argument followed, Rihanna and

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