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Stephen Spitalny
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It's Up To You
I often say ‘It is not about the child, it’s about the parent, or teacher.’ The reason is neurology. When we are young, we develop strategies for getting our needs met. These strategies offer us some amount of feelings of safety, satisfaction or connection,...

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From My Imagination
This is a story for everyone. And especially for my children, my grandchildren and all the young children of our world. Once there was a small pussy cat. She had white and grey stripes, and her ears were pink. Every day she walked down the path, looking at ...

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Fear and Anger, or Hope and Love, You Choose
I think about the needs of young children a lot. I try to inspire adults towards deeper connecting with young children. I make suggestions, I advise, I encourage and I offer guidance when asked. It is both my passion and what I think will make a brighter fu...

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A song for right now! What can you do to make this a better place?

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It's Time to Matter!
One of the most important things for a young child to experience are the feelings of joy and safety. The natural state of exploration and discovery that occupies most of the waking time of the young child is usually accompanied by joy, awe and amazement. Th...

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If Your Are in Reaction Mode, You Are Your Inner Reptile
Sorry I have not done a post in a while. I just returned from a 4-week trip to China teaching a group of 60 kindergarten teachers. I have a flash of insight during one lecture and I want to share it with you! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ...

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Surrender your agenda
Your agenda can be an obstacle to connection and a harmonious life. Learning to surrender your agenda leads to more presence and acceptance. Often adults have plans and expectations about the way they want things to be. There can be an attachment to particu...

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Real Quality Time - 5 Important Considerations
Recently I was re-experiencing the amazing results of doing real work with the young children are around. When I am truly engaged in necessary, meaningful work around my house or preschool or kindergarten, the children are served in ever so many ways. Of co...

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Magical Confidence
My kindergarten group one year included a tall, older boy named “Noah.” Noah was six-years-old. One day Noah noticed one of the other children was playing with a toy that Noah liked. I watched Noah walk over, grab the toy, and tug it away from the other boy...
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