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A CUTE list or Acute List?

Do we expect our kids to be cute? What exactly is CUTE? Here’s my list of what often constitutes CUTE in a young child: A smiling child who has learned how to tilt her head, smile and look directly at … Continue reading

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Wisdom List: From the Experiental

As we age, we hopefully grow in wisdom, especially when it comes to the experiential.  No amount of words, explanations, pleadings, or arguments will equal what I know from having been a part of an action. Experience dominates personal beliefs … Continue reading

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How We Teach Our Children To Parent

Question:  How do we teach our children to parent? Answers: We model parenting 24/7 by our behaviors and beliefs.  “Their eyes are upon us.”  Our children begin their learning journey into parenting before birth.  They continue their lessons before they … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Bully

When I visited a foreign country fifteen years ago, I ran into a very different approach to children who bullied:  “ignore them.” I was told that bullying was a way in which children who did not “fit in” or represent … Continue reading

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About Those Personal Comfort Zones

Children WATCH the adults int their lives, to determine their own Comfort Zones.  It is so important that we all realize that we ARE ON STAGE when it comes to young eyes, hearts and brains. Without realizing it, we humans … Continue reading

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10 Character Traits of a Treasured Hero/Heroine

How does one build a character that will be treasured by readers?  What do we all look for in our story-book heroes and heroines that makes us want to root for them through the tough times and actually celebrate when … Continue reading

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Understanding “Fits” and Trantrums

Everyone tantrums or throws FITS.      Everyone. It’s just that we don’t label adult’s having “lost it” or having a “forty-year-old-moment” or “going on a binge,” or “maxing out the credit card at the Mall” as TEMPER TANTRUMS.  However, usually this … Continue reading

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