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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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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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Sometimes child discipline goes awry and a small child ends up in the morgue

Hi, If you live in BC you know that it’s election time but I was astonished when I saw a TV comment indicating that our young people aren’t even aware there is an election campaign going on. We need to … 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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Time Out NOT The Universal Answer

Hello, When I talk to people about child discipline they want a clear formula for how to change their child’s behaviour. So they look to time out and set rules in place for this choice. But that totally misses the … Continue reading

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M-o-m-m. I want a cookie. Why do kids whine?

Happy New Year, I hope you had a lovely holiday. I must say I did. My grandchildren are 4 ½ and this is the first year that they really understand what the holiday is all about. It was great to … Continue reading

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