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Teen Daughter: It’s A #MeToo World

21 Dec 2017
Lori Gaon
Dear Teen Daughter, It has become ritual — turning on the morning news and hearing of the next powerful man to be accused and fall from sexual harassment allegations. I know you like to avoid the news and the bad in the world, but this is something that we really should discuss. It’s important to me as a woman, and it should be important to you too. In my day, I think every adult woman was sexually harassed at some point. I was when I was subjected to some after-holiday-party-back-of-a-taxi gropes from a department boss....
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The Truths of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

27 Nov 2017
Lori Gaon
We all know it’s tough to distinguish what’s real and what’s not on the Internet these days. As I read through my social media updates and glance at the alluring headlines just baiting me to click, I have to remind myself that not everything I read is truth. That’s a hard message for me to digest as an adult. It’s that much harder to explain this to a child. As a parent, teaching life lessons is more challenging than ever. I think it’s time we as a society take a step back — to the...
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Texting While Driving

20 Oct 2016
Lori Gaon
Many of us spend countless hours in our car, especially on weekends. Everyone knows that texting while driving is a huge NO-NO. But aren’t we all a little guilty? Come on…. have you really never done it? Not even when you’re stopped at a red light? Perhaps you’ve tried to get Siri to read the text to you? (She never does work well, does she?) Texting while driving is something adults do more and more often even though we know it can be deadly. What about our children? Are your kids of age to drive...
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