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Let’s face it—we are all imperfect parents in one way or another. Even though we realize that no one gets it right all the time, it’s still easy to judge and label yourself a “good parent” or “bad parent” depending … Read More


Today, Patrick J. Kennedy, Chairman of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, released a statement on President Obama’s interview about marijuana: We at Smart Approaches to Marijuana (Project SAM), joined by leaders of major medical associations, recognize that marijuana legalization goes against … Read More

The following article appeared in the Journal News after President Obama’s interview in the New Yorker Magazine.  In the interview President Obama likens smoking marijuana to smoking cigarettes- characterizing it as a “bad habit”. Interestingly there is no mention of its … Read More

January rolls in like a breath of fresh air. The calendar is reset, and in many regards, it is a chance to begin anew and an opportunity to do things “better” moving forward. The New Year is also an ideal occasion … Read More

With the recent announcement by Governor Cuomo that the State will, through executive order, dispense medical marijuana to people with certain diseases in 20 hospitals statewide, I think it time to find out exactly what is  ”medical” marijuana. The following … Read More

For the next couple of months, we will be putting up posts and activities centered around family mealtime. We call it  Food for Thought and hope that it will help you in maintaining a positive bond between you and your … Read More

Start the new year out right with healthy resolutions for managing your family’s media. When it comes to kids and media, there are two things you can always count on: Kids are always going to want more screen time; and just … Read More

The following article appeared in the NY Times last year and still rings true today. Although, we as parents want our teens and college kids not to drink and should always stress this to our kids, sometimes they do, especially … Read More

Holiday break is perfect for spending some quality time with your kids. Doing things as a family can definitely help your communication skills with your children and it can bring you closer as a group. Also, it’s a lot of … Read More

How do we raise children of character in an indulgent age? According to Dan Kindlon, we do it with TLC – Time, Limits and Care. While most of us do a good job on “C” – caring for our children … Read More