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Life Lessons from Pete The Cat

Life Lessons from Pete The Cat

Pete the Cat I love My White Shoes: I was inspired as I sat reading “Pete the Cat” to my son. If you haven’t already read these books they are some of my favorite Childrens books. Throughout the story, Pete the Cat steps in different piles of food or dirt which stain...

I Don’t Choose My Battles-I Choose TO Battle

I Don’t Choose My Battles-I Choose TO Battle

I often hear parents say "choose your battles" and there is an element of truth, but I also see many families struggling. I'm going to offer an alternative-Choose TO battle! If we don't choose to battle, we'll lose the war. Imagine that those in combat didn't feel...

When Daddy “ate bunny”

When Daddy “ate bunny”

I thought I would take a moment and share a personal experience. My son is 4 years old an calls his lovey "bunny." He and my husband were rough housing and Daddy "ate bunny" (which is just Daddy putting bunny down his sweatshirt). Needless to say, my son was very...

Stress, Worry and Anxiety–Are they Different?

Stress, Worry and Anxiety–Are they Different?

Do you wonder if you are anxious or just stressed out? You know that irritable, frustrated, ready to lose it feeling all too well. Is there something wrong or not? You lash out at your spouse for leaving a sock on the floor; and you yell at your kids for running...

A Few “how-to’s” in Parenting

A Few “how-to’s” in Parenting

There are constantly books coming out with what they consider new ways of parenting. But there are two themes I find in these books. First is decrease (or eliminate) reactive negative responses. Second, is making sure you have a direction, focus and purpose in what...

5 Quick Tips” Getting Kids to Listen

5 Quick Tips” Getting Kids to Listen

1. Make it a game! --challenge them with a "quiz" on what others were talking about 2. Pay attention to them! They learn by observation 3. Engage in "active listening" which means you repeat back what they say and they repeat back what you say--now you know they heard...

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