Jun
30
2010

One local program we’re very proud to support is SoberRide. SoberRide offers free cabs to everyone in the Washington DC Metro Area on some of the most dangerous weekends of the year for traffic.

Jun
21
2010

Originally published in The Globe and Mail

Summer is a funny time for teenagers. It’s so different from the school year, when everything is scheduled and accounted for, filled with what needs to be done. But summer is this big chunk of time that can be like a block of unformed clay. It sits there and you can make of it what you want. Or you can let it just sit there.

“Yeah, that’s my vote. Let me just have it sit there. The perfect summer. Nothing.”

Parents may not have quite the same perspective. “That’s exactly what I worry about. I don’t want him to just waste a summer. The summer is an opportunity for him to make something out of it, to have some kind of valuable experience. Not spend two months as a vegetable. And then any opportunity is gone.” So what is best for a teen to do with the summer? There are a number of rather different possibilities. Kids with an eye on university and career have the constant pressure of building their résumé, which, with each new entry, increases their chances of having a better future. Everything counts. No time can be wasted. No unspoken periods that were not somehow creatively utilized. Tutoring underprivileged school children. Taking a course in Western philosophy as it pertains to a more globalized world. Volunteering in a wildlife study that tracks the moose population during the summer months.
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Jun
18
2010

Just in time for Father’s Day, eight-time Winter Games medalist and Dancing with the Stars champ Apolo Anton Ohno and his father, Yuki

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Jun
16
2010

One of the reasons why we love working with DC United is their connection to the community.

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Jun
08
2010

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is proud to announce that we are a winner of the

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Jun
07
2010

Dear Dr. Wolf,

I have two teens – a son, 16, and a daughter, 15. They are jealous and filled with resentment for each other. But the really big thing that I just don't know what to do about is this: They tell me, all the time, about each other’s misbehaviours, and it drives me nuts. And while many are lies, many aren’t, and I am seriously going crazy trying to figure out the truth. I honestly don’t know what to do.

Dad in the Middle

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