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Dec 23, 2016

On this week's group chat, we discuss yet another new parenting philosophy, confess our childhood misdeeds on our Friday speed round, shout out some stuff we like on the Roundabout Roundup, look forward to upcoming pop culture offerings, and do some shameless self-promotion. Here's your road map to the episode:

03:00 "Potted-Plant Parenting" — It should come as no surprise that teens want their parents to be available but not intrusive. A New York Times article considers that a good thing, but some of us aren't so sure.

18:50 Speed Round: What Did You Get in Trouble for as a Kid? — It's hard to believe since we're such upstanding citizens now, but in our day we got in trouble for selling stuff in the schoolyard and staying out to all hours. Getting in trouble for sass? Not so surprising.

22:31 Parenting Roundabout Roundup — Terri one-ups Catherine's bluetooth shower fan with a bluetooth toothbrush; Catherine likes an article about Why You Should Avoid Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain; and Nicole appreciates the ease of giveaways using Rafflecopter.

25:55 Round 2 Special — In a bonus edition of their Tuesday Round 2 entertainment-themed episodes, Catherine and Terri look ahead to the pop culture coming their way in 2017. (Mentioned: Jimmy Fallon's opening Emmys number from 2010; may he come up with something as wonderful for the Golden Globes.)

33:04 Shameless Self-Promotion — Terri wrote a post for Friendship Circle on "8 Ways NOT to Find a Winter Coat for Your Child with Sensory Issues"; Nicole has an infographic on her Inclusive Class blog about "10 Tips for Grading Students with Disabilities Graphic"; and Catherine invites everybody to her About Family Fitness Facebook page.

Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music. If you're reading this somewhere without hyperlinks, come to for the full recap experience.