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Older But Not Wiser? Respecting Your Elders While Respecting Yourself.

It is generally accepted that as we grow older, we gain the kind of wisdom that can only come with life experience.  There is a cultural norm of respecting your elders that I always assumed had something to do with this principle:  in short, grandma has been on this earth longer than you, so shut

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Comments From the Parenting Peanut Gallery: Dealing With, and Learning From, Criticism

In my work, I often encounter situations that can be analogized to the world of parenting.  For example, I recently gave a seminar with a couple people I used to work for on the topic of special education laws.  The audience was primarily special education directors and other school personnel.  I really didn’t have time

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