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May, 2013

Make it happen . . .

Parents are busy people! It can be hard to remember to make time for positive moments with your child. The great thing is that making time doesn’t necessarily mean taking extra time. You can create positive moments with your child within your daily routine. Here are just a few ideas: Give your child a spontaneous …Continue reading

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Responsible little people . . .

How can we help our children develop a sense of responsibility? Let’s consider some of the possibilities. First, children need to experience their own feelings. We want to protect our children, yet we cannot shield them from all of life’s experiences and the emotions that go along with them, so keep them safe but allow …Continue reading

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Thoughts are just thoughts . . .

Thoughts are constantly running through our minds—often unexamined. We need to take a look at our thoughts and reflect on them. If we don’t, we run the risk of creating a reality that colors the ideas and opinions we form about ourselves and others. If we let our thoughts just hum along without reflection, we …Continue reading

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Move to feel better . . .

According to many research studies, moving our bodies directly affects our brain chemistry. When we change our physical state, we change our emotional state. This means that moving can help kids reset emotionally, and resetting emotionally will allow them to feel better as they get back in touch with the thinking part of their brain. …Continue reading

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Promise to play . . .

Play provides more than pleasure. Play energizes and enlivens us, opens us to new possibilities, and nudges our sense of optimism. Play is also a profound biological process that promotes survival, shapes the brain, makes us smarter, encourages adaptability, fosters empathy, and taps creativity and innovation. Play is pretty important! Children don’t need instructions on …Continue reading

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