Would you believe ‘they’ say that a child’s character is established by age 12? That is CRAZY!!!  Right??  We didn’t even have time to teach them about character – they are too young to understand.  I agree… and I am not sure what happens at 12…  I do know, however, that they learn so much…

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As summer approaches its end and we begin looking forward to a whole new school year, anxiety is a natural emotion.  Some of the children are excited about the “newness” of it all.  Some will not be phased a bit by the idea of change.  And some will be anxious about his new cubby, her…

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Have you ever felt so tired at the end of the day that you almost can’t fall asleep?  The tired I am thinking about is not the ‘wow, I got so much accomplished today’ kind of tired.  The tired I am talking about is the ‘I forgot to send in lunch for my son, the…

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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…

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If you are anything like me, you wait all year until summer!  You forget that summer brings with it a lot more that beautiful sunshine.  Summer time is filled with moving up ceremonies, graduation, communions, confirmations, family barbeques, packing and unpacking for beach trips, trips to the park, etc.  We look forward to reading a…

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  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…

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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…

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