Tag Archives: attachment

Storm Clouds in our Children’s Communities

It has been awhile since I’ve posted.  Suffice it to say that Life happened once again priorities shifted to give time to family.  I’m joyful in being able to be a part of an extended family who I can share … Continue reading

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The 4 “R’s” Don’t mean “Resist” “Resent” “Refuse” “Rebel”

If you don’t want a child to practice the 4 “R’s” of Resist, Resent, Refuse and Rebel:  Here are the other 4 “R”s: Respectful Responsible Resourceful Reciprocal    The caretakers of children (parents, foster parents, teachers, coaches, clergy, family, extended … Continue reading

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The Most Influential Teacher

I spent a whole career having the wonderful privilege of being with kids.  From baby to late teen, I was invited to share in their journey into adulthood.  Typical of my learning pattern, I kind of went at it backwards. … Continue reading

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“De-Arming” Our Neighborhoods

Building Community.  I use that phrase a lot these days.  I was using it before the shooting in Tucson, and Denver and Oak Creek.  I want to use it even MORE, now. In case you haven’t heard about the great … Continue reading

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Early Steps Into Being Fully Human

It was a community affair.  Folks brought their card tables and saw horses and canopies and had a craft-art-get involved-political-feel-good FAIR.  Every age group was represented with folks of non-color with folks of color.  Folks who have no memory of … Continue reading

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Protect a Child’s Dignity–It’s the Right Thing To Do

Our local weekly rural newspaper has allocated a section to the “adoption pet” of the week.  Oh, how noble or maybe cute, or sometimes sad, or maybe how silly each of these special pets look in their newspaper photo.  Typically … Continue reading

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Bully-Proof your Child–It Starts at Home

The anatomy of a BULLY, from my point of view. A)  There are no parameters as to sex, age, intelligence, educational status, economic means, or place of living. B) All Bully’s have one thing in common:  Relationship issues. C) From … Continue reading

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