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Enter the Dragon

It is just passed Valentine’s Day and my grade schooler is suddenly cranky, acting sleep deprived and testing boundaries.    With a lot of patience, I try to find out what is upsetting her.  Here’s where it gets a little … Continue reading

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Trudges and ZINGS

Trudge, Trudge, Trudge, . . . ZING . . . Trudge, Trudge, Trudge. For Sesame Street lovers, this may be a “blast from the past.”  Do you remember watching Sesame Street where the fuzzy caterpillar (as I remember it) slowly … Continue reading

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When A Child is Marooned to the Desk in the Hallway

From a purely layman’s observant research, I think the months of October and February are the most difficult for kids who struggle with attention skills, social skills, and rigors of classroom expectation. By six weeks in school, classrooms have settled … 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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Parents: Learning from the Dogs?

We have rescued a watch dog.  We didn’t know we were getting a watch dog, we thought we were adopting a dog companion to share our home and love with.  Who knew she came with her own set of rules … Continue reading

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PLAY Takes the Boring Out of Dreary Days

Now is the time to play with your kids.  Whatever their age.  Why now? Because it is February and it is dreary outside and school continues, day after day after day.  It seems FOREVER until summer.  It feels like there … Continue reading

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Beating The Burnout of School’s “February Blues”

Image via Wikipedia As adults, we are quite familiar with the term “burnout.”  We understand and are gentle with our friends and family who seem to be struggling with the symptoms that suggest they are emotionally and physically fatigued with … Continue reading

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