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10 tips for supporting kids in stressful times

As parents and caregivers, we might see our children’s lives as being carefree and happy. Hey, they don’t have to pay the bills, take care of the household, feed the family or chauffeur people all over the place! 699 more words

School-aged Children

Is it hormones or mental health? What every parent needs to know.

I heard shouting down the hall… then crying. My daughter entered the room with an empty mug in her hand and she’s sobbing. “She spilled my hot chocolate.” 598 more words

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Here We Go Again ... A Return to Writing

It’s been awhile since I wrote anything.  In fact, for five months, I have been quite content to abandon writing. Suddenly, though, I find myself missing it.  447 more words

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Empowering Our Children with a Simple Question

During the winter, one of the teachers from our local Waldorf school hosts a Saturday morning playgroup at the community center. It’s a wonderful break from the relentless cold and isolation that the winter months bring for those of us with babies and toddlers who have yet to master the art of walking in snow. 292 more words

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In an emergency, would your child know how to call 911?

A few years ago, we got rid of our landline phone. The only people calling us were telemarketers – even the baby boomer grandparents had moved on to texting us! 593 more words

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4 ways to inspire your teen to give back

When our sons were about 14 and 16, their lives revolved around friends, food, sports and girls. Pretty typical, right? They were kind, compassionate kids who had done some… 518 more words

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How to help your teen make big decisions

“I need to decide what to do after high school!”

This is the big topic of conversation in my house these days. It seems to be a cruel joke of nature that as teenagers approach one of the first big decisions of their lives, their decision making tool (the brain) is… 762 more words

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