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Helping your Child Cope with Social Anxiety

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are times when your child will be suffering from phobias for being exposed in public. If the child has become too distressed or unable to deal with having social relations then it could be a reason for concern. Social anxiety is a way for people to be alert and to put forth their best foot forward when in public. However, it becomes counterproductive when the child has become too shy. If your child is worried being in the social spotlight...

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Book Review: Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Parenting | 0 comments

Book Review: Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids

There is such a massive amount of information about the subject of parenting that just trying to get a general idea of the main concepts can be overwhelming. Plus, most people looking for parenting material have kids, so the amount of time available for research is seriously limited. Occasionally in my quest to keep informed on the newest ideas and ideals relating to the topic of parenting, I come across someone exceptional. This is the case...

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Play Date Sharing

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Parenting | 0 comments

Play Date Sharing

It’s Sunday afternoon, two hours into your four-year-old daughter’s third play date with the neighbor’s kid from across the street. So far, you have had to come up with at least 30 different ways to convince your child to share the toy she’s got in her hands. There are at least a million and one different toys available, but your daughter’s guest only wants to play with the toy your child has. The problem isn’t so much that the...

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Is your child gifted?

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Is your child gifted?

What would happen if we all were able to be the best we could possibly be? How might our children, our community, and maybe even our world be different if we were all able to function at the top of our potential? What if the child sitting in front of you was able to develop into the highest form of themselves? Isn’t this, after all, exactly what we all want? Isn’t this the very reason we invest so much time in our children? In fact we all...

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Tattling Vs. Bullying

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Parenting | 1 comment

Tattling Vs. Bullying

Is your child’s school protecting the bullies? My daughter was six years old and attending the public school in our neighborhood. She was always a sweet child; gentle with animals and kind to her friends. She was a bright enthusiastic student with a proclivity for math. She loved going to school. She was eager to learn and make new friends. Always the social buff. She also had a lisp that sometimes made it difficult to understand her, and...

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Are you a Paranoid Parent?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Parenting | 0 comments

Are you a Paranoid Parent?

It seems there are so many things that can go wrong with your child’s normal development that trying to keep up with all the new current information is overwhelming. Just keeping up with what the other kids on the block have been diagnosed with can be a daunting task. So how do I know if I am being the observant parent whose attention and evaluation will save my child from harm or if I am just the excessive worrier? I think that one thing...

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Welcome to the “Am I A Good Parent” show!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Welcome to the “Am I A Good Parent” show!

One day, while enjoying an evening at the park with my two-year-old and five-year-old, I was astonished when one of the other moms actually walked over to my older child and began to tie her shoes for her. It was the end of the day, and we were all in need of a nap. My daughter had been tying her shoes for almost a year by that point, but on occasion shd pretended not to know how. This is kind of a normal thing, testing whether or not she could...

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Tied Sock Caterpillar!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Creative Projects | 0 comments

Tied Sock Caterpillar!

That’s right–you can make your own caterpillar stuffed animals right at home with simple supplies most parents have at home. No more throwing away those old socks that don’t have a match. Instead, turn them into little caterpillars! These caterpillars are so easy to make, and you only need 6 things: 1) An old sock (the longer the better!) 2) A long piece of yarn 3) Stuffing 4) Pipe Cleaners 5) Googly Eyes 6) Glue It’s...

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Dealing With Those Tough “Stages?” It Will Pass.

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dealing With Those Tough “Stages?” It Will Pass.

Nothing lasts forever. Specifically, childhood is not forever. I have a very close friend who once told me his three-year-old daughter was going to be the ruin of his marriage and of his sanity. She screamed. She screamed all morning while everyone else was trying to get ready for the day. She screamed about something she wanted and wasn’t getting. She screamed about what food was (or wasn’t) for dinner. She screamed to the point she ruined...

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Handling Your Child’s “Baby Hair.”

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Parenting | 2 comments

Handling Your Child’s “Baby Hair.”

How long do you let your child’s hair grow before you can bear to cut off the “Baby Locks?” I cried for three days when my three-year-old used the blunt-tipped, child-safety scissors to cut the left side of her shoulder-length, silky soft little angel hair to her chin. Not only was her hair gone, but I was forced to cut the other side off myself to make it even. It seems like this should be maybe an “oh darn” moment than a devastating...

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