School-Age

Let Your Child Be the Helicopter

Hello, One of the toughest parts of parenting is letting our kids grow up. We want to hang on to them and keep them safe but our job is to let them go. It’s a process involving letting them do … Continue reading

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Help Your Children to Become Capable.

Happy New Year I thought we’d start the year out by talking about what we can do to help our kids become capable. I was interested watching my five-year-old grandchildren do for themselves whatever they could and their parents patiently … Continue reading

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Kid’s manners are on display during the holidays

Merry Christmas, I am a Christmas person but want to wish you all the best no matter how you celebrate the holiday. On Tuesday (Dec.19) I posted a link to an article about helping kids to handle unwanted hugs and … Continue reading

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Failure is the route to success

Failure Can Be a Gift Helicopter parents hover; they are always there to make sure that there are no bumps in the road for their children. Another aspect to this dynamic is the fear of failure. That is, fear of … Continue reading

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What Do Christian Churches Think About Physical Punishment

Hello, Recently, clergy, theologians, church leaders, Christian community members, students and academics met for two days at Queen’s University in Canada to discuss corporal punishment and law reform.  The forum was held in response to the TRC’s Call to Action … Continue reading

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Kids in the Kitchen

Hello, Today we’re going to about involving your kids in meal preparation. While your do that,  I am off having wonderful restaurant meals in Southern Oregon.  Ashland and the Oregon theatre festival to be exact. It’s an annual trip for us … Continue reading

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Is Parenting Instinctive?

Hi, June in our area of the world is always uncertain. Every day is different. It often seems as if we have all four seasons at some point during the month. And then, in my experience, on about July 10 … Continue reading

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Mom, She’s Being Bad!”

Hi, I don’t know where you are and what you’re doing but I am travelling to the desert to visit with my brother and sister-in-law.  They also have five grandchildren and I hope to meet them all.While I am relaxing, … Continue reading

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Play is the Essence of Childhood

Hi, One of the joys of my life is watching my grandchildren play. They create fantasy situations, with stories and activities associated with the story they are creating including taking on different personas to fit the game. They involve their … Continue reading

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You Can Help Your Child Remember

Hi, Well it seems that no matter where you live winter is hitting with a vengeance. Now, I am on the west coast of Canada and compared to the rest of the country we get off easy. But, we aren’t … Continue reading

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