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Modern Book Burning

Modern Book Burning

Book Banning and the Call for a Rating System Death, witchcraft, gore, and sex. These are just some of themes that you can see on the covers – and within the pages – of books in the children’s wing at your local library. And these are just a few of the reasons why some adults want […]

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Teens and Risk-Taking

Teens and Risk-Taking

An Opportunity for Growth This morning my teenage son picked up a gun and got ready to leave the house – and I told him to have fun. Have I lost my marbles? I hope not. He was heading out for a morning of deer hunting with his father, something he has done for the […]

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Helping Kids Set and Reach Goals

Helping Kids Set and Reach Goals

Last weekend provided one of those parenting moments for me that you need to tuck into your parenting suitcase to pull out when you need a boost. It has always been a parenting goal of mine to teach my children how to set goals that are important to them and then be able to achieve […]

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Feed Your Kids Some Dinosaurs

Feed Your Kids Some Dinosaurs

And Other Back to School Traditions Two words – dinosaur pancakes. Since I can remember, my mom always started the first day of school each year by serving up pancakes shaped like dinosaurs for breakfast. That was the only time of year we delighted in such a breakfast menu, and I honestly have no idea […]

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Read Scary Books at Bedtime

Read Scary Books at Bedtime

I just read a list of 10 Scary Books for Kids to Avoid at Bedtime, by Elizabeth DeMeo and I was cringing and laughing at the same time. Cringing because the list was so obtusely arranged with wonderful stories geared anywhere between preschool and high school and I couldn’t believe some of them made the […]

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Mom – I Can’t Fall Asleep!

Mom – I Can’t Fall Asleep!

I have 4 kids who have lived a combined total of more than 50 years (yikes!) and I know I’ve probably heard several months worth of “Mom – I can’t fall asleep!”. Some of that has been the result of watching a scary movie with Dad, some of it from worries about the next day, […]

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Help Your Child Overcome Fears and Phobias

Help Your Child Overcome Fears and Phobias

Spiders, thunderstorms, and the dark – kids of all ages have worries and fears. These natural experiences, however, can become interruptive and almost debilitating for some kids who don’t develop tools to handle their fears and eventually move beyond them. A report published in the Journal of Child Psychology, Fears, Worries, and Scary Dreams in […]

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Risk Taking is Healthy for Kids

Risk Taking is Healthy for Kids

The Rewards of Risks Do you ever get that lump in your throat, that tremble in your leg, or that drip of sweat on your palms when you are just about to take a risk? Risks take us out of our comfort zones and shake our senses of self-awareness and confidence. Our children experience risk […]

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Behavior Modification Through Modeling

Behavior Modification Through Modeling

Much More than Setting a Good Example Have you ever watched your child and had that moment of realization that they are copying your every move or voice inflection? Our children are so often small reflections of ourselves. They mirror us in so many ways, good and bad, but we sometimes forget the power and […]

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Help Your Kids Fight Their Fears

Help Your Kids Fight Their Fears

Behavior Modification That Works Snakes, spiders, the dark, and thunderstorms all seem to have magical powers to frighten children and elicit shrieks, shivers, and meltdowns. If you’re like me, at least one of your kids has developed a fear of something along the way, and finding a way to help them overcome the fear is […]

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