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My life changed this week. Completely and irrevocably. My daughter had a baby girl and I became a GRANDMA! Boy is that word loaded or what? Just say it out loud one time. It can't help but conjure up images and expectations. Do you respond with images of old ladies in rocking chairs? Continue reading
I am so happy to introduce you guys to one of my favorite colleagues today. Sarah Forrest specializes in helping kids with reading problems and today she is here to share the link between stress and reading. Thank you so much Sarah for being willing to share your expertise here! Continue reading
A message to all the parents out there feeling powerless and unheard: YOU ARE NOT! You are not powerless and you are certainly not unheard! You have no idea how much power your words carry in the heads and hearts of your children. What you say MATTERS! Your words form the voice your kids carry around with them for the rest of their life. I know it looks like they aren't listening. It feels like Continue reading
I talked a lot about establishing family values and shared rules in another post. I thought a worksheet might make actually establishing these very important elements a bit easier. This would make a terrific activity for your next family night - just print a copy for each person and remember that the goal is to create a vision that everyone can feel connected to. So, value every opinion, listen respectfully to each other, and - most importantly - have fun! Oh, and I'd love to hear how this worked out for your family. Continue reading
I was thrilled when the great folks over at EasyRead recently asked me to contribute again! It's so nice to work with other people who really care about the health and well-being of kids. I debated a bit trying to decide on a topic... and then I happened to have a client come in quite worked up over her upcoming mid-term exams. So, I decided we could all probably use Continue reading

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