Category Archives: School

Books and beyond: Raising readers

Do you remember your first library card?  I do.  I was so excited to have my very own piece of ID – something I didn’t have to share with my brothers or sister. I used it religiously.  That card opened … Continue reading

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Helping your child feel good: building self-esteem not just confidence

The other night I was watching Grown Ups 2 and while laughing at the parenting scene in the video below, I also started thinking about self-confidence and how I have been building this character strength in my children. I am … Continue reading

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How to talk about disabilities with kids

Just before turning one, I lost my hearing and don’t remember being any other way. My life (to me, anyway) is normal. There are plenty of modifications that I need and use. I wear a hearing aid in one ear … Continue reading

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How to teach your child to problem-solve in 5 easy steps!

Problem-solving is an essential skill that helps children become more independent, get along with others, succeed in school and be more resilient.  And these are just a few of the benefits of being a good problem-solver! As adults we problem-solve … Continue reading

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We are not a match

I am not sure what it was, but I knew the moment my second child was born that my parenting journey was going to be much different this time around.   At first, I couldn’t pinpoint exactly why I felt … Continue reading

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The Still Face Experiment: Never doubt how important you are as a parent

Have you heard of the Still Face Experiment?  It’s a must watch if you haven’t seen it. I have viewed this powerful video dozens of times in my career and it still impacts me every single time I see it.  The … Continue reading

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Kids, fighting and back to school routines.

“Will you stop fighting!” I tell my kids, raising my voice a little too loudly. Yes, my kids are at it again and it can be so frustrating and trivial to me! And it seems to be getting worse as we go … Continue reading

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