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10 tips for supporting kids in stressful times

As parents and caregivers, we might see our children’s lives as being carefree and happy. Hey, they don’t have to pay the bills, take care of the household, feed the family or chauffeur people all over the place! But kids … Continue reading

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How to help your teen make big decisions

“I need to decide what to do after high school!” This is the big topic of conversation in my house these days. It seems to be a cruel joke of nature that as teenagers approach one of the first big … Continue reading

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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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