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A Quiet Story of Struggle and Love

       A few days ago I watched as a rather angry young father berated his (4-year-old?) son about not rushing through the fast food parking lot without parental guidance.  Only, it wasn’t a loving parental command for safety, … Continue reading

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Saving Memories—The Aftermath

Some years ago in early Spring, a friend of ours stopped by our home a little after 5 pm on a week night–on her way home from work. She noticed how nice our living room was, thought our galley kitchen … Continue reading

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Teen: Seeking Compassionate Life With Passion

Dear Friends, Just returned from our Yearly Meeting (Quaker speak for our annual get-together where we do business, socialize and seek and share Spirit with others–and eat, and laugh and watch how fast our children have grown since last year). … Continue reading

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Understanding Styles of Conflict Resolution

  February is quickly approaching.  That means that we are about to begin a month or more of kids being “prickly.”  If we place ourselves in a classroom, in the middle of February, it seems that life has become extremely … Continue reading

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Pre-Kindergarten Logic and Reasoning Benchmarks

        How often are we frustrated when our child appears to refuse to learn the right way of performing a task?             We worry about our child’s ability to understand what we are demonstrating, or … Continue reading

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Fun in Reading

There is a lot of discussion around helping the reluctant or challenged young reader.  As an author of stories for young readers, I’m doing a lot of learning.  Learning to be careful in how I use punctuation and of presenting … Continue reading

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Grieving Children–Give Them the Tools of Expression

For those of us who have so little ability to express our sympathy and compassion, here is one way to reach out and care:     If you would like to mail sympathy cards, postcards, letters of support, and teddy … Continue reading

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