Have you watched your child struggle to make friends at elementary school? Have you struggled to discipline your youngster in a world of timeouts? Have you fretted over how not to push your teenagers too hard as they learn to drive or prepare for college?

Here's your chance to share your parenting experience and what you learned.

Parenting Front Lines is a new column written by our readers. It should be 500 words or less and focus on one parenting issue you personally experienced. All submissions must include the author's full name, email address and daytime phone number.

Send your submissions to atatko@bayareanewsgroup.com. Parenting Front Lines will appear twice a month in the Your Life section and online at www.mercurynews.com/family-relationships.



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