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No Boys Allowed: Responding to Exclusionary Language

After winter break, a new kid joined my daughter’s class. Her small school community, which had consisted of five four-year-old girls, was welcoming its first boy. We found out a few days in advance and tried to prepare her. She wasn’t on board at all.   “My school is just girls. No boys allowed.”   …

Elevating Self-Care: Moving Beyond Pleasure Seeking

Self-care, or prioritizing your own needs so that you can show up better for your family and your life, is an important piece of being a conscientious, mindful parent. Yet, for many of us, the notion of self-care conjures up images of long baths, nights out with friends, chocolate, and glasses of wine. Much of …

Your Best Parenting Resource

“If an organization is resourced, it has all the things, such as money and materials, that it needs to function properly.” – Collins Dictionary   With the holidays in full swing, I wanted to share an important reminder. You have one of the most powerful parenting resources at your fingertips: YOU. In any given moment, …

Thank You, Julie Andrews

With the holidays approaching, I often find myself thinking about traditions. Since I grew up in the age of cable TV, it’s not too surprising that one of my family’s holiday traditions was watching movies. A Christmas Story was one of our holiday favorites. Now that I have my own family, I find myself wanting …

How Do You Handle Parenting Peer Pressure?

You’re at the park with your child.  You’re standing back and watching them climb up the slide barefoot then slide back down. You see no harm in this because you have talked to your child about the importance of getting out of the way when someone else wants to slide down.  After a few minutes …

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