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An Ode to the Wild Things

Contributed by Melanie Miller, M.Ed.

As you may have heard, children’s book author, Maurice Sendak recently died. Mr. Sendak is greatly known for his children’s book… 504 more words

Self Regulation

From Nagging to Noticing

Contributed by Melanie Miller, M.Ed.

Ever feel like the nagging parent…? “Why is your backpack still in the hallway?” “Can’t you ever learn to put your dishes in the dishwasher?” “Did you put your bike away?” “How many times do I have tell you…?” “If you make me say it one more time….” And on and on and on! 313 more words

Connection And Love

Why are girls so mean to each other? What can I do to help?

Contributed by Melanie Miller, M.Ed.

As a school counselor, when a girl walks into my office nine times of ten it is to talk about a friendship issue. 577 more words

Connection And Love

Connection, connection, connection

Contributed by Melanie Miller, M.Ed.
Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer, Parent Educator and School Counselor

Many of us know that when it comes to buying a house it’s all about location, location, location. 521 more words

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The compasses and maps of parenting

Contributed by Melanie Miller, M.Ed.

I had the recent opportunity to take my daughter and her friends orienteering. Orienteering is where you use a map, compass and your powers of observation to navigate through a course of pre-set checkpoints. 557 more words

Parenting

Dinner, it can still connect a family

Contributed by Melanie Miller, M.Ed. and Jody McVittie, MD

As the school year settles in, the activities start up. Football practice, piano lessons, curriculum nights, work meetings and so much more fill up our evenings. 701 more words

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Contributing Kids Become Capable Kids

Contributed by Melanie Miller, M.Ed.

Summer vacation is just around the corner, which could mean scheduling childcare, visits from Grandma and Grandpa, day camps and maybe even a summer camping trip for the family. 558 more words

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