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  1. Expectations and Behavior

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    Can the way you think about a person or an event affect your relationship to that person or event? Early in his career, research psychologist Dr. Bob Rosenthal created an experiment. Late at night he went into his lab and hung signs on all of the rat cages that labeled...
  2. Is Your Family a Community?

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    What is your morning routine?  Do you get up very early in order to get everything done before everyone has to leave the house?  Do you try to eat while making and serving breakfast to your family, frantically getting backpacks packed, gathering coats, shoes and anything else your children need...
  3. How can I get my kids to do chores?

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    School is over and the new summer routine is beginning.  “Whenever there is a significant change in routine, it is a great time to start a new habit” states Gretchen Rubin in her book, Better than Before.  What better habit to initiate than getting your child to help with household...
  4. You can imagine…Can your kids?

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    Creating Images I have just joined the Pinterest world and have been immersing myself in creating images to post. I am having fun combining my ideas and photos to create an eye-catching “Pin”. Here is one: (Check out some of my other Pins at https://www.pinterest.com/parentsolutions/). This has gotten me thinking...
  5. Parenting Gifts

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    What are the non-material gifts you can give your children this year? The 10 Greatest Gifts You can Give your Children The Gift of Feeling Fully Feelings are a gift. Help your children learn to honor and experience their feelings. The only time feelings are harmful is if we deny...
  6. Parenting Simply

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    I believe that all parents want the best for their children and want to be the best parent that she/he can be. Would you believe me if I told you that it can be simple? Research shows that children younger than 6 are meant to learn by doing, playing, experiencing...
  7. Your Kid’s Summer of Failure

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    I have a wise friend who is a kindergarten teacher. I was asking her for suggestions about how to help get kids ready for kindergarten and she said in part: “In order for your children to know how to solve problems, you have to let them have problems; in order...
  8. Summer of “Seeing”

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    Summer- after a monochromatic winter, summer offers such a vibrancy of color. The sky looks bluer, the grass and trees encompass a wide variety of greens and the flowers… suffice it to say I am amazed by the colors nature creates.  We see these colors and our eyes rejoice. But,...