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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

Nanny

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

Children

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

Raising Children

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

Parenthood

Let A Child Know: You are Limitless!

By Catherine Hedge

Several years ago, a friend asked me to compose a philosophy statement.  The challenge was, “If you could tell the World anything,  what would you say?”    Though I’m now retired and other situations have changed, I do believe I would say much the same thing.  496 more words

Slice Of Life

Parenting 101

Funny the things we learn on the parenting highway. We have 8 kids from in their thirties to eleven.  Do we suggest to people who will even listen to follow in our footsteps? 288 more words