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~ Albert Einstein


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How to teach kids resilience

How to teach kids resilience

Recently, one of the most common parenting questions we’ve been asked is, “How do I manage my own anxiety internally while juggling my kid’s worry too?” We get it. There is a lot that you could be worried about right now… inside and outside your family. A little while...

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Should you check your child’s phone?

Should you check your child’s phone?

We talked with Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, about how to respect your child’s privacy online, while also keeping them safe. We asked her… Should parents check their child’s phone? Is it appropriate for parents to post things online about their...

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How to help kids feel emotionally safe

How to help kids feel emotionally safe

We’re going to tell you a quick story about our days as classroom teachers to illustrate something about human nature and parenting. It’ll all make sense in a second. We promise. Each fall, when Jason and I were preschool teachers we got new students in our classroom....

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Are rewards effective for kids to do their schoolwork?

Are rewards effective for kids to do their schoolwork?

Around our house, the leaves are just starting to turn from the greens and browns of summer to the yellows and reds of fall. The figs have all been picked, cherries are gone, and we’re getting to the end of the blackberries from the bush outside our living room...

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Fix Negative Self-talk in Teens – Dr. Kristin Neff

Fix Negative Self-talk in Teens – Dr. Kristin Neff

This one is for you if you have kids at home (like we do) who are overly self-critical. It’s hard to be a teen these days, especially if you are a girl. There is a lot of pressure on teens to look a certain way, to be popular, to achieve in school and sports and...

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