Category Archives: Challenges

It’s the Balance of Technology That Matters Most For Our Kids

There is some research now on the effects of technology and social media on our children. I’ve been tweeting about it a bit lately. It worries me because obviously I care about my children’s ability to function well in society, … Continue reading

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Is This Really the Best It Can Be?

By Jeremy G. Schneider, MFT My wife, Gem, and I were trying to catch up after long days at work. After school she had taken our kids, eight-year old boy-girl twins, to get some clothes for the Spring (even though … Continue reading

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Our Ten Days of Decadence

By Jeremy G. Schneider, MFT I am relieved to announce that our Ten Days of Decadence, oh so similar to the Twelve Days of Christmas, is finally over. Our Okapis (twin four-year olds) are completely spoiled now and we have … Continue reading

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Do They Love Me?

By Jeremy G. Schneider, MFT You know that line from Fiddler on the Roof when he asks her after being married for 25 years??? “Do you love me?” They had an arranged marriage, but have been together so long they … Continue reading

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Not When I Wear Dresses

By Jeremy G. Schneider, MFT This morning the Okapis woke up ridiculously early and I went upstairs to get them dressed and ready for school. I had already put Dorit’s tights and skirt on her and was putting her shirt … Continue reading

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Codeword Strawberry

By Jeremy G. Schneider, MFT I can’t explain how frustrated my wife and I were with our 6.5 year old daughter. It was a feeling of helplessness like I had never known before. Her…I don’t even know what to call … Continue reading

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Somehow This Was Forgotten In Parenting Class

By Jeremy G. SChneider, MFT I have been sick (yeah, sick enough not even to write) and knew I was starting to feel better when for the first time in a week, a post began to write itself in my … Continue reading

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Just Not Enough Time

By Jeremy G. Schneider, MFT Gem has just taken our Okapis up to bed and I can not get the following words out of my head, “Not enough time.” There is not enough time for my family. There is not … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Time For Special Mommy Days?

By Jeremy G. Schneider, MFT “Okay guys, it’s time to get ready for bed,” one of us says. “Is Mommy going to take us?” one of the Okapis has begun asking. “Is it night time? Who takes you to bed … Continue reading

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His Scrape Triggered My Wound

By Jeremy G. Schneider, MFT Lucas has a terrible scrape on his nose and lip. Apparently, when they were going to the beach he tripped on a towel and fell face first because his hands were wrapped in the towel. … Continue reading

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