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Julie Hale, LMFT, RYT, is a psychotherapist in private practice on the Westside that specializes in adolescents, divorce, co-parenting, and other familial issues. She can be reached at www.juliehale.net.

"Mom! Don't follow the bus, just pull over here and we'll wait. And don't look at anybody, either!" I was dropping off my son to meet a school bus that would take him to his new middle school. We'd never done this before, and he'd never ridden a bus to school. In the recent past, I had driven him right up to the front of his school and let him out - with a kiss and hug and a 'I love you, have a great day,' exchange before he got out.
I was rushing my youngest child to her lacrosse game, but still had to stop to drop off my son at the skate park first. While driving, my oldest daughter had called and was hysterically telling me why I HAVE to turn around and pick her up NOW so she can get a book at the store she needs TONIGHT, and HOW could I have forgotten that?
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