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Help! What Happened to My Sweet Little Boy?

HELP! What Happened to My Sweet Baby Boy? He turned 13. I catch a glimpse of that sweet little boy. And I remember when: He looked up at me, knowing I had all the answers. Now he rolls his eyes. We put our noses, together, in a book. Now his nose is in his phone. He thought I was as cool as they come. Now the coolest thing in our house is the freezer. I’m reading a great book — an insightful book that puts these things in perspective. It’s called The Blessing of a B Minus, written by Wendy Mogel, Ph.D. She also wrote The Blessing of a Skinned Knee. I get the blessing of the skinned knee. The kids have to fall, skin their knee, and know that we are not too far away. But a B Minus? Really? Same goes, she asserts, with the B Minus. We need to let them “earn” the B Minus, fall a little, and know that we are not too far away. Not as easy as the …