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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 here are some strategies you can use to help them cope. Ask them to open up It is always healthy for parents to reach out to the child and talk about their worries. As a parent it is important that you are able to get an honest...

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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 work very hard to provide our children with the tools necessary to accomplish just this result. We watch the kids on TV programs that demonstrate remarkable abilities and wonder why our child doesn’t do the same. At times, it...

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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 get Mom to do it for her. It’s a stage just like the “let me do it” stage where they won’t let you do anything for them. I never gave in to her pretending and eventually she would just give up and tie her own shoes. Then...

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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 everyone else’s mood. My friend took her to every doctor they could think of, but she was perfectly healthy. They didn’t know what to do. Everyone in the family was extremely stressed. He and his wife were fighting, their...

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Batty Finger Puppets

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012 in Creative Projects, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Strung from the ceiling with nylon thread or fishing line, these bewitching winged creatures set a properly spooky party mood right off the bat — particularly once you cut them loose and hand them out for the guests to play with. What you’ll need Sheet of paper Black construction paper Scissors Pen White or silver crayon Glue Large pom-pom 2 self-adhesive googly eyes How to make it To make a batch, create a template by drawing a large bat on a single sheet of paper or just click on the following link for a printable bat template. To view the .pdf file, you’ll need Acrobat Reader, which is available for free from the Adobe site. Use it to cut as many...

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