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Respectful and Effective Ways to Nurture the 3-6 Year Old's Unique Brain and Heart
Respectful and Effective Ways to Nurture the 3-6 Year Old's Unique Brain and Heart

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If we solve all their problems for them, when are they going to learn the skills they need to do it themselves?  Preschoolers are ready to learn!
http://blog.truenorthchild.com/problem-solving-skills-for-preschoolers/
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Does all this social media sharing and resharing make us dumber?
I enjoyed reading Carlo Taro Greenfeld's op ed today called,
"Faking Cultural Literacy" 
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/opinion/sunday/faking-cultural-literacy.html?hp&rref=opinion
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Kick off summer with some belly laughs from Childhood Beckons.

http://www.childhoodbeckons.com/2012/07/30-jokes-your-kids-will-love.html
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I know she was “just kidding,” so what exactly was hurting MY feelings?  I’m not even the parent she was calling out…
"A Grandmother Is the Keeper of the Ancestry Cloth"
http://blog.truenorthchild.com/grandmother-keeper-ancestry-cloth/
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Want to see some more unbelievably odd aka sexist ads about women from my childhood days?  Laugh or Cry?
http://www.businessinsider.com/26-sexist-ads-of-the-mad-men-era-2014-5
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"We now live in a world where kids spend 90% of their time indoors, and 6-10 hours a day in front of a screen."  Lots of reasons. 
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For my teacher friends:
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This is NOT “3 Easy Steps for Better Discipline” or “25 Amazing Sensory Activities to Do While Cooking Dinner.” This is intended to be Parenting Inspiration.  The Big Picture for Parenthood is sometimes forgotten in our day to day.

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We want even our youngest children to have the ability to overcome a bit of frustration and anger  without us fixing it or teaching them to avoid conflict. So here's what I'm thinking..

http://www.mommyhotspot.com/guiding-young-children-throughfrustration-not-around-it/
#emotions
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Thank you to my children. My Mother's Day is happy.
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