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Parents' Blog

Sticks and Stones

April 30, 2016

They may break your bones, but that’s not really the point. baby-1113669_1920.jpgMy child plays outside. She falls over, gets knocked over by the dogs and other kids at daycare, not to mention her own lack of coordination at 16 months old. But she loves it – would rather be out than in no matter what the weather. Just two days ago we got home from work/daycare, and I opened the door to let the dogs out. She was out before they were, and no sooner had I turned and walked toward the sink (about 10 steps away) I heard a smack, followed by a cry. One of the dogs probably knocked her over, and from where she was sitting I can imagine it was just as she was going down the small step (which she had mastered weeks ago) onto the patio. I didn’t see a single mark on her, and she wasn’t holding her face or anything, so I assumed she had just had a shock and held her until she stopped crying.

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Batman v/s Superman: Why can’t we all just get along?

March 29, 2016

Batman v/s Superman. Captain America: A Civil War? REALLY? These are all supposed to be the good guys people! IF comic book characters were not so heavily marketed towards young children, I’d say, “Go for it”, “What evs…it’s just a movie.” In real life, the lines between the good and the bad are often blurry. Just look at our nation’s 2016 political primaries. It is dark gray; the world media and the campaigns themselves have been dead set on polarizing these candidates hoping to lead our great country. We want a Superhero to guide our people and defeat the enemies of the world. As adults, we know that Superhero is just a relative term, BUT kids…Kids believe in Superheroes!

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How to Encourage Conversations With Your Kids

March 19, 2016

As any parent knows, getting children to discuss their day in a meaningful way can be tough.  After a long day of school, most kids just want to relax when they get home.  You, however, are eager to hear all about their day and the interesting experiences they’ve had. So, how can you get and keep the conversation going?

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