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Stephen Spitalny
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I often think about what our young children need. And I sometimes consider the world that they are growing up in, and I can get sad or even depressed sometimes. What young children truly need is a feeling that their world is safe and good. “I am safe. I am ...

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This is a rewrite of a post from a couple of years ago that I think is just right for now, the beginning of November, 2017. Halloween has passed, and I am guessing many people are gearing up for a coming holiday season. Many family traditions involve celebr...

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Conscious Parenting Masterclass:  Create Happy, Healthy and Successful Children while saving your sanity and having fun doing it! Do you ever think about becoming more and more the parent you want to be? Do you wish to become a more conscious parent? I want...

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It's simple, and it works.
When young children don’t do what we want, we call it misbehaving. We often get upset, and then we attempt to change their behavior with various kinds of punishment from scolding to time-outs and beyond. What if we could reframe these situations in our own ...

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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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