Available Reprints

Reprints and essays are sorted by topic under “Evergreen” and “Seasonal.” Many evergreen articles and essays can be used as seasonal pieces, as suggested. Please contact me via the form below if you have an interest in the full text of any article or essay.

*SN = Special Need
*A = adoption
*T&T = Tweens and teens
*E = Essay

EVERGREEN TOPICS

Parenting, Family, and Relationships

“Why Child-Centered Divorce? A Child of Divorce Speaks Up” (1226 words, three sidebars) (*E)
“Is Your Tween Ready to Be Home Alone?” (877 words, two sidebars)
“Celebrating Special Connections: Grandparents” (883 words)
“21 Tips for Fostering Effective and Connective Discipline” (635 words, sidebar)
“Is Your Child Ready for School? Are You?” (939 words)
“The Dos and (Don’ts) of Handling Your Toddler’s Public Meltdowns” (720 words)
“Parental Conduct Unbecoming: How to Tame the ‘Beast’ within While Your Child Competes in Sports” (771 words)
“Supporting Your Child’s Grief” (911 words, sidebar)
“Hello? 9 Ways You Can Teach Your Child to Listen” (720 words
“Chill the Chore Wars” (531 words, sidebar)
“Tips from the Trenches: Raising Tweens” (600 words) (*T&T)
“7 Ideas for Fabulous Family Day-Tripping” (746 words)
“Going Somewhere? 25 Tips for Great Family Travel” (1885 words, one sidebar)
“Preparing Your Child for the New Sibling” (626 words)
“A Letter to My Daughter About Her Quest to Drive” (1229 words, two sidebars) (*E)
“Food Allergies: More Than an “Inconvenience” (838 words, two sidebars)
“7 Strategies for Teaching Your Child Self-Control” (894 words)
“Insights About Parenting the Adopted Adolescent: Band-Aids Don’t Work” (826 words, sidebar) (*A)
“Dispel All Doubt: 9 Ways to Prepare Your Child (and You) for Their Time Away” (964 words)
“The Joy of Camping with Our Kids” (890 words) (*E)
“Have Yourself an Organized and Smooth School Year” (1006 words)
“Choosing a Daycare that Works for Your Child and You” (699 words)
“9 Tips for Talking to Kids About Family Finances” (1214 words)
“Feuding Siblings? How to Turn Spoiled Dreams into the Summer You Desire” (773 words)
“Grandpa Has Alzheimer’s” (1226 words, four sidebars) (*E)
“The Gifts of Loss” (1336 words, sidebar) (*E) 
“The 411 on Approaching Parents Who Have Adopted Kids” (644 words) (*A)
“Why You Should Consider Hosting an Exchange Student” (931 words)
“After the Miscarriage: How to Offer Support” (625 words) 

Adoption

“The 411 on Approaching Parents Who Have Adopted Kids” (644 words)
“Adoption and Non-Adoptee Privilege” (815 words)
“To My Daughter with Love” (1210 words) (*E)
“Insights About Parenting the Adopted Adolescent: Band-Aids Don’t Work” (826 words, sidebar)
“A Letter from an Adoptive Mom” (624 words) (*E)
“What I Once Thought Versus What I Now Know about Raising Adopted Kids” (765 words) (*E)
“Between Us” (594 words)(*E)

Tweens & Teens

“Is Your Tween Ready for Home Alone?” (877 words, two sidebars)
“Tips from the Trenches: Raising Tweens” (600 words)
“Insights About Parenting the Adopted Adolescent: Band-Aids Don’t Work” (826 words, sidebar) (*A)
“Condomized” (767 words) (*E)
“To My Daughter with Love” (1210 words) (*A, *E

Special Needs

“Parenting a Child with Special Needs? You Have Special Needs, Too!” (1098 words, two sidebars)
“7 Habits of Highly Effective Parents of Childs with Special Needs” (709 words)
“Self-Care Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs” (335 words)
“Emergence” (1274 words) (*E)
“Acculturating to Holland” (1179, one sidebar) (*E)
“The Art of Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs” (1392 words, two sidebars)
“The Dragons Rest” (828 words) (*E)

SEASONAL TOPICS

Spring (Distracted Driving Month, Graduation)

“A Letter to My Daughter About Her Quest to Drive” (1229 words, two sidebars) (*E)
“5 Tips for Attending Graduation Parties” (738 words)

Summer

“Feuding Siblings? How to Turn Spoiled Dreams into the Summer You Desire” (773 words)
“7 Tips for Fabulous Family Day-Tripping” (746 words)
“Going Somewhere? 25 Tips for Great Family Travel” (1885 words, one sidebar)

 Fall (National Grandparents Day, National Special Needs Month, Adoption Awareness Month)

“Celebrating Connections: Grandparents” (883 words)
“Parenting a Child with Special Needs? You Have Special Needs, Too!” (1098 words, two sidebars)
“7 Habits of Highly Effective Parents of Childs with Special Needs” (709 words)
“Self-care Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs” (335 words)
“Emergence” (1274 words) (*E)
“Acculturating to Holland” (1179 words, one sidebar)(*E)
“The Art of Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs” (1392 words, two sidebars)
“The Dragons Rest” (828 words) (*E)
“The 411 on Approaching Parents Who Have Adopted Kids” (644 words)
“Adoption and Non-Adoptee Privilege” (815 words)
“To My Daughter with Love” (1210 words) (*E)
“Insights About Parenting the Adopted Adolescent: Band-Aids Don’t Work” (826 words, sidebar)
“A Letter from an Adoptive Mom” (624 words) (*E)
“What I Once Thought Versus What I Now Know about Raising Adopted Kids” (765 words) (*E)
“Between Us” (594) (*E)

Winter (Holiday Season, Child-Centered Divorce Month New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Brains Injury Awareness Month)

“11 Tips to Keep Your Family’s Holiday Season Bright” (817 words)
“Why Child-Centered Divorce? A Child of Divorce Speaks Up” (1226 words with three sidebars) (*E)
“11 Ways to Ring in the New Year with Your Kids” (1084 words)
“Be Your Child’s Queen or King of Hearts” (776 words)
“Valentine’s Day Dates for You and Your Child” (720 words)
“Wonderfully Simple Ways to Share Your Love on Valentine’s Day” (769 words)
“Brain Injury Awareness” (872 words, two sidebars)

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