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Who Really Should Take a Time-out By Dr. Gabor Mate

“So, while taking a few deep breaths, whether at home or in the classroom, we can remind ourselves that a child’s long-term development, not quivering compliance, is our most sacred objective.” 798 more words

Early Childhood

A Prayer For The Children Marian Wright Edelman


We pray for the children
who sneak popsicles before supper,
who erase holes in math workbooks,
who can never find their shoes. And we pray for those… 322 more words


Conflict Resolution Bev Bos

The most important thing to remember about discipline for young children is that it needs to be kind, tender and humane. And so often it is not. 1,111 more words

Early Childhood

Mommy Again!

Our newest bundle of joy has arrived. 8 pounds, 20.5 inches and affectionately called Baby Drew.

After a routine c-section and a three-day hospital stay, I landed in my living room responsible for two small children while my husband worked (we own a one man show small business) and my 11-year-old went off to school. 515 more words


Using Food as Punishments or Rewards

Try not to use food to punish or reward your children.

Withholding food as a punishment may lead children to worry that they will not get enough food. 86 more words

Early Childhood

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

It’s been a few weeks since Schmee started kindergarten and in that time I have seen a lot of behavior changes from him that I wasn’t expecting. 466 more words


The magic of learning about emotions

Last month I wrote about steps to end temper tantrums. In step number five, I mention that “When children know they are in a safe, loving environment, they will learn how to calm down. 468 more words

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