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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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Pesky Parrot Pilfers Perth

Word play is one of the best ways to grow vocabulary, enhance tongue twisting and look forward to Sunday mornings with Will Shortz (on NPR).  I have no idea when I first began to have fun with alliteration.  But I’m … Continue reading

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Important Lessons from a Sandbox and Milk Bottle

While out walking with Layla, we happened upon a young mother and her (between 3-4 year old?) child.  Her bike, with a trailer, was awaiting her return at the end of the dune path. In hooded sweatshirts, both mother and … 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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The Best Resolution

What we ARE teaches the students far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our students to become.                                 ——-from the Yoakum (Texas) Intermediate School We must be what we want our children to grow … Continue reading

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THREE Christmas Lessons

There is only one gift I remember receiving as a child that has carried its emotional content through to this day.  When I look back, I realize that it wasn’t the gifts that gave me my memories, but the lessons … 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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