Hooray! My article "Tween Tudes: Five Bad Habits We Could Live Without," from the November 2012 issue of ParentMap magazine, was recognized with a 2012 Parenting Media Association Award. Since I did not get to make a speech at the awards ceremony (ahem), I'd like to thank my ParentMap editors for assigning such an engaging topic, and my fantastic sources for delivering excellent quotes. It was fun to research and write, and I even got to interview Alyson Schafer, one of my favorite parenting authors. Have I mentioned how much I love my job?
This is my first PMA Award, though my article "Homeschool Cool," about homeschooling and technology, was honored as a finalist in the 2011 awards. I'm particularly proud of this article because it was the first idea I pitched to ParentMap, and because it draws a bit on my own past as a homeschooled student in elementary and middle school.
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