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October, 2018

Talking about sex and booze — with kids and adults — is crucial

Fearless Parenting: So why don’t we ever do it? Comment

September, 2018

Channeling her inner Shantell Martin

Fearless Parenting: This week, Steph wants to be herself, and get a lot accomplished. Comments (5)

Don’t talk to strangers? Ha!

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie pleads with everyone to just say “Hello” to one another. Comment

August, 2018

The insane-family vacation. (Note the hyphen.)

Fearless Parenting: Well, insane parents, at least. Comment

Steph says it’s time to talk to strangers

Fearless Parenting: As William Butler Yeats so wisely put it, “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” Comment

Let the kids be who they are

Fearless Parenting: While trying to figure out why her two sons are so different, Stephanie considers the important role teachers play in shaping a human being. Comments (1)

July, 2018

A trip out west proves it is still wild

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie and her son negotiate the rapids of life. Comment

The long road to freedom

Fearless Parenting: On the heels of Independence Day, our columnist explains why learning to navigate family car trips is essential to understanding the true meaning of democracy. Comment

June, 2018

Note to self: I killed the cat

Fearless Parenting: Sure, the vet can say it was inevitable that it would die before its second birthday, but I know it was my fault. Comment

You have to believe we are magic

Fearless Parenting: Look, everybody has their “Xanadu” moment. Comment

May, 2018

Now she’s pissed about where she raised her kids

Fearless Parenting: Maybe Stephanie should have brought them up in the suburbs? Comments (3)

Lessons learned from an Englishman in New York

Fearless Parenting: Wow, Sting had it right all along. (And can you believe that song came out in 1985). Comment

April, 2018

Celebrating freedom for the two young men in her life

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures it’s best to let boys be boys. Comments (1)

Suppose things aren’t the way they are supposed to be

Fearless Parenting: Our columnist reminds herself that life is what it is, not what it’s supposed to be. Comment

March, 2018

Scene and heard: Mom and son talk rap music!

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie sits down with her 16-year-old and considers the finer elements of hip-hop. Comments (2)

Stephanie’s sweet smell of success

Fearless Parenting: Everyone has a different definition of success, and not all of them begin and end with a Lexus. Comment

Steph is positive she needs to think positively

Fearless Parenting: It’s the opposite of negative. Comment

February, 2018

Williamsburg: Dozens of tots cut a rug, tapped their creative sides, and struck a pose on Saturday at the grand-opening party for a new private learning center in Williamsburg that serves some of Brooklyn’s youngest. Comment

Supporting my teen during trauma

Fearless Parenting: This week Steph learns that she doesn’t have all the answers, and that’s okay. Comments (2)

Teaching her college-bound boy to go with the flow

Fearless Parenting: Life is a highway, and Steph wants her boys to drive it all night long. Comment

January, 2018

Still right by his side

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie survives her youngest son’s skiing accident. Comment

In 2018, what if we believed there was nothing wrong with us?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie gets deep. Comment
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