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Mister Rogers Got It

What can we learn from Mr. Rogers? We can learn a lot. Not the least of which, we can learn to focus on the good and give up a drive for perfectionism. Continue reading

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You’re Doing A Good Job!

Parenting is hard work, and it is made even harder when we expect perfection out of ourselves and our kids. Take a deep breath, give it your best, and rest confidently in the assurance that though you are not doing everything right, you are doing a good job. Continue reading

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The Wrinkled Paper Exercise

The Wrinkled Paper Exercise The Exercise Take two new, unblemished sheets of paper. They should be completely clean of any marks, folds, tears, etc. Now, take one sheet of paper and crumble it up. Fold it over itself multiple times, … Continue reading

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A Grieving Hope

There is perhaps a thread of grief and mourning running through everyone’s life. This grief can lead us to hope, but it can also break us. Learning to recognize and acknowledge grief is necessary for a healthy life. Continue reading

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A Winter’s Fast

Everyone experiences anger. Anger ignored or left to its on device will result in harmful behavior both inwardly and outwardly. It is important to have a plan for dealing with anger. Continue reading

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Middle Childhood: The Feeling of Never Being Enough

Middle childhood rarely gets the attention it needs. Learn about the importance of middle childhood and how you as parents can help create a safe-haven for your children throughout their childhood. Continue reading

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On Doing the Right Thing

Doing the right thing sounds simple enough in concept, but it is quite difficult in practice. Is it even worth the effort? Continue reading

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More Than Self-Determination

Can one person make a difference in the life of someone who has experienced trauma? Yes, and it is surprising how much so. You can be that one person for someone else. Continue reading

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Parenting Through Trauma

Trauma affects the majority of people. People who have experienced trauma should be aware of how trauma may effect their parenting. Their is no shame in having experienced trauma and likewise no shame in seeking help. Continue reading

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Securely Attaching

There are many misconceptions regarding attachment parenting. What is attachment parenting? A phrase I particularly like that describes the relationship between secure attachment and later success is “Early dependence leads to later independence.” Continue reading

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