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Dictated, not read: The power of note-taking to help small children move on

Whether you’re dealing with adults or children, the first step in helping someone move on and adopt a cooperative mindset is listening to them until they feel good and listened to.

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Notes from the field, November 22, 2019

That feeling when you realize you are responsible for wiping n-1/n % of your household’s butts.

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The Six Magic B’s: Inexpensive Things to Do with Siblings Ages 0-5

It can be very difficult for children under the age of 5 and of disparate ages to find ways to play with each other in the way that each one would prefer most. I’ve worked out six wonderful activities that my disparate-aged children enjoy doing together for more than 37 seconds at a time. Let me know how they work for your family!

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Notes from the field, November 15, 2019

Stairway Hold on tight Family is [not] magic

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Notes from the field, November 12, 2019

Minding Manners Minding Manners 2.0: 3 Ways to Embody Gratitude and Other Family Values Parent Q&A: Preschooler identity crisis?

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Discipline ≠ Punishment

No child is too young for discipline.

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Sunrise, sunset: Mourning who our children once were, welcoming who they are becoming

Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers indeed. And oh, how she is blossoming, even as I gaze. I looked away for a mere moment, and I almost missed it.

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