Tag Archives: Parenting

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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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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Teaching Our Children to Stop and Think

Intelligence is made up of at least two key components: information processing and information application. In middle childhood, it is important for parents to understand these components of intelligence and how they apply to their parenting. 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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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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Ignore the Noise, Focus on Your Child

Learn the importance of being sensitive and attentive to your children in early childhood…while not beating yourself up for not being perfect. Continue reading

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Parenting Towards a Better World

Parents have a unique opportunity to teach their children about the world and how to respond to injustice in our communities and in the world. Here are some suggestions to help you be intentional in raising your children to be responsible and caring members of the community. Continue reading

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