Parenting children

Ever find yourself giving your child play by play instructions on doing something that should be as simple and easy as eating apple pie?  You know what I mean – things that you’re sure your child knows how to do on their own, yet when it comes down to it,…

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Parenting solutions for special needs children are not always easy to come by. Raising a child with Asperger’s, sensory integration disorder, ADD, or another disorder often resembles a topographical map: a lot of hills and valleys, a few grassy plains, and a riot of beautiful colors spread haphazardly throughout. But…

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    When it comes to recognizing intelligence as more than doing well in school, well – we’ve come a long way baby. No longer is the kid who sits in the front of the class answering all the questions considered the smartest in the bunch. At last, Howard Gardner…

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From the moment our wrinkled red faces hit the light of this world, until our (hopefully) ancient bones are laid to rest forever, we are subject to rules. Rules that say how we should be put to sleep in our certifiably-safe beds, what clothes we should we wear, what schools…

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Lying is one of those things that’s as old as Adam and Eve. And whether it’s a little white lie told to spare someone’s feelings, or a biggie – everyone, at some point or another, has fallen prey to the temptation. So when I noticed my 6 year old foster…

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