Parenting Blog

When do you talk to kids about tragedy? When something terrible happens in your community, or even in the world, how do you decide whether or not to discuss it with your kids? Consider Will this directly touch your family? Is your child likely to hear about it somewhere? Is your child under age 8? […]
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You washed your baby faithfully, your toddler loved bath time. Your sweet kindergartener always smelled of baby shampoo. Your elementary schooler might come home muddy but would happily go change into clean clothes, even remembering to put the dirty ones in the laundry basket. So where did this stinky adolescent come from? Your Teen magazine […]
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Aretha Franklin must have been a mom.  ♥”What you want Baby, I got. What you need, do you know I got it? All I’m askin’ Is for a little respect when you come home!” ♥ How do you teach kids to show respect? I was invited in to a large after school program to work with the staff. […]
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Saturday 12th Apr 2014

Preschoolers
Resilience
Respect

What do you do when your kid loses it? Meltdowns are really hard to handle. There are ways and ways to manage meltdowns, especially as kids get more verbal. But the monster of them all is the Public Tantrum! What do you do when they lose it in front of everyone? Tracy Jensen, a friend […]
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Do your kids step up? When something breaks, or plans go wrong, or some challenge pops up, who do your kids look to for a solution? If the answer is you, then part of your parenting work is done! Your children have learned that they can count on you to help them solve problems and […]
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