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Secrets of the Fearless Mess-Makers

“You’re so brave.” It’s something I’ve heard from many parents, both as a teacher a parent myself.  Usually, they were referring to the fact that I had just set out a bin full of colored rice for toddlers to play … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Swing: Why Kids Need Both Choices and Boundaries

  I’m sharing a little sneak peak into my newest ebook, Positive Parenting: The Basics.     I often write about the importance of giving children choices.  They are struggling with a need to feel powerful in a world that often … Continue reading

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Curbing Computer Time: Using Choices Within Boundaries

It started quite simply really.  Showing my son a few educational videos I found online.  Then some educational games.  Now my oldest son has become rather adept at using the computer to find his favorite games and sites, and  would gladly play all day … Continue reading

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Roots & Wings: Setting Boundaries & Giving Choices

I often write about the importance of giving children choices.  They are struggling with a need to feel powerful in a world that often makes them feel powerless.  Being able to take control and make their own choices gives them that … Continue reading

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Roots & Wings: Setting Boundaries & Giving Choices

I often write about the importance of giving children choices.  They are struggling with a need to feel powerful in a world that often makes them feel powerless.  Being able to take control and make their own choices gives them that … Continue reading

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Setting Boundaries With Sensory Play

Many parents and teachers are reluctant to engage their children in sensory play.  It’s easy to see the reason for their hesitation when you envision what could happen when you combine preschoolers or toddlers with a thousand grains of rice!  … Continue reading

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