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How Parents Can Encourage Their Kids

It is important to remember that as a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. We should all encourage kids to try their best, the problem seems to occur when parents push, criticize, and give kids the message that they need to win at all costs. 315 more words

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Civil Discourse

Fifty people gathered in Westside School’s theater on the Monday before Thanksgiving to talk about Civil Discourse and how we talk to children following a complicated, adversarial, and sometimes unkind election cycle. 376 more words

Westside School

How to talk to your kids about the election

I got up this morning to a gloomy rainy day in Austin, tired from staying up late to watch election results and pre-coffee cleaning of an epic poop-splosion by the toddler (it went all directions:  both up her back and down into her toes, dripped from the crib onto the carpet…so yeah, I woke up… 398 more words

Everyday Joie

5 tips to avoid one-word answers from your kids

With school back in full swing, many parents are back to spending the drive home from school as the instigator of a game of 20 questions; their kids the unwilling participants. 489 more words


Bombings & Shootings & Stabbings, OH MY!

We all might be feeling on edge these days. I know I am after the bombings in my hometown of NYC this week. But I have coping skills as an adult. 213 more words

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus and Parenting is from…

At the outset, let me say this, in our home, ParentingFromTheSamePage is still a work in progress.  My husband and I are polar opposites you see. 1,580 more words


Talking to kids: Why do adults suck at conversation starters?

It happens almost every single day. You meet someone you know and your child is with you. They make small talk while the child has slipped his hand in yours and is gently pulling you away. 701 more words