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Be Specific. Be Short.

  For young children, I keep behavioral requests short. “Blocks do not go in the mouth, blocks are to be played with our hands”. A sentence composed of two parts: Stopping the undesired behavior and replacing it with the expected behavior. 81 more words


Heading eastbound for spring break

In a couple of days, my boys and I will be boarding a plane heading to Washington, D.C. for a two-week trip to the Mid Atlantic states. 312 more words


Infecting Your Kids With Integrity

This is a re-post of a magazine article I wrote several years ago:

“It’s not who you are in life that matters,” a famous American father told his later-to-be-famous sons. 985 more words

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Raising Creative Children

“Mom, do you know my friend did not know what is a tar bubble?”, my college daughter expressed with such remorse, as if the young lady had missed out on an earth shattering discovery. 759 more words

Sisters in Cahoots

I stopped dead in my tracks, eyes wide, as I took in the sight of my five-year old, hair hacked off just below her jaw line with stray remnants of her beautiful long golden brown locks hanging as strings that she had missed with the scissors.  716 more words