Recent Posts by Stephanie Lefler

Is Your Child Really Healthy? What Most Parents Don’t Know

Last week was National Children’s Mental Health Awareness week. Since I'm obviously a week behind, I could just skip this topic and move on. But our children's mental health is way too important to skip discussing. Why? Because, IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN, it is your responsibility to be aware of the prevalence and symptoms of…
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15 Signs I Wish I Could Wear Around My Neck as a Stepmom

As a stepmom, there are so many signs I wish I could carry around. Signs to explain to people, who think they know me but don’t know my real story. If you are a second wife (or third, or fourth!), regardless of having stepchildren or not, you will know exactly my feelings. Having stepchildren only…
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How to communicate your expectations to your teenage DRIVER!

Today my twin daughters got their drivers licenses. Besides being a little freaked out, I knew I had to review the expectations that we have for them. As I tried to reiterate all of the things I have said in the past, I realized they were probably only retaining about 20% of what I was…
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21 Standards for High School Coaches: #frustratedparents

Dear High School Coach, Let me begin by saying that: • I do understand that the little bit of money you are making by coaching, if any, does not cover 1/16 of the commitment and time you put into the program. • I am not a coach and have never been a coach. I have…
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