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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


VIDEO: Teaching and Talking To Kids About Politics 2016

The 2016 election cycle is giving a lot of people heartburn, especially parents left with the daunting task of explaining the constant controversies, the name calling and questionable “adult” language to their kids. 210 more words

Elementary School

Matching up the eyes.

The littlest WideEyedFunk was holding his head in his hands when I saw him in the living room. Spent, frustrated, and angry, he stared at his new bike helmet laying on the floor. 344 more words


Communicating with Children Positively and Effectively

Any parent, teacher, older sibling or babysitter knows how difficult it can be to communicate with children.  Regardless of their age, children always seem to have some sort of roadblock on the pathway to open and understanding communication… 641 more words