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02Jan
2017
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Happy 2017!!!!

Each year each person vows to change…. “New Year’s Resolutions”.  Everyone has wonderfully inspired intentions of “making this the best year yet!”  I encourage that!!!  Especially when it comes to being a better parent.  We all want to be that perfect parent! (of course).  I suggest small and attainable steps for being better – at […]

26Oct
2016
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Why Should Kids Climb?

Have you ever really watched your toddler or preschooler maneuver the playground, the stairs, the world?  The smallest things to us… the curb, a slide… are much bigger from a child’s point of view.  I am often amazed at how easily children accept these obstacles.  The other day I was watching a 1 year old […]

10Apr
2015
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Literacy Opportunities at Stepping Stones

I just wanted to let you all know of a wonderful program offered at the Steeping Stones Museum in Norwalk, CT. Meet characters from your favorite stories. The fun doesn’t end at 5:00 pm. Storybook Pajama Parties promote literacy and positive family interaction in a fun environment that celebrates learning. Come in your PJs and […]

07Apr
2015
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Seeing Eye-to-Eye with Early Learners

When I was in High School I took a Child Development Class.  I learned one of the most useful, most memorable lessons in this class.  The teacher had half of the class make a craft while standing at tables.  The other half of us had to get down on our knees and maneuver the classroom.  It […]

17Mar
2015
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Maybe a Hug Can Help

My children are now teenagers and I am happy that many years ago I learned an important lesson from them.  We were late for a party or something.  The day is clear in my mind. “Find your shoes”, “Where is your sister?”, “Where are your shoes?”, “We don’t have time for that right now”, “We […]

21Jan
2015
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Your New Year’s Resolution

  HAPPY NEW YEAR!  If you are like me, you look forward to “a new year, a new you”.  This year, let’s all work toward being an even more awesome parent.  I have read “The Power of a Positive Mom” (I recommend this book) and have taken “Positive Discipline, along with a dozen practical courses […]

16Dec
2014
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Surviving the Holidays with Children

I have always seen myself as a laid back person.  However, my friends tell me I am crazy.  They never understood why I felt the need to have my children make ornaments for our tree and why, when they were small, I brought snow inside for them to play.  Honestly, these things did not make […]

26Nov
2014
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Making Your Child Self-Confident

The most valuable gift we can give to our children is self-confidence.  Self-confidence allows children and adult to try new things, try harder, be a good friend, conquer fears and more.  But how do we instill this confidence in our children?  We love them. Loving our children does not mean enabling them.  It does not […]