Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

Battling Test Anxiety

With 2 kids at different points in their educational journey, testing anxiety is a common ground for both of them. We have a middle schooler who attends the local public middle school’s GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) magnet school, and an elementary scholar who participates in an online public charter school from home. They both…

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Raising Readers

Passing along a love of reading to my children has always been a parenting goal of mine. I am an avid reader and have found that raising readers needed to be something I did intentionally, and not something they would just absorb by watching me. Here’s how we promote a love of reading in our…

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Mistakes & Apologies: Saying “I’m Sorry”

I don’t know about you, but I make mistakes. A lot of them. It is a reasonable guess that you to as well. Let’s face it, we ALL make mistakes. As parents, I think those mistakes are so important.  Our children learn as much from our mistakes as they do their own. Most importantly, they…

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The Truth & The Lies We Tell Our Children

Telling the truth to our children all the time is not always possible. Here is how we handle it. Truth at all cost is never an option – Kids deserve the truth as often as we can tell it, but we will lie when necessary. This is usually only when the cost of the truth…

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Finding A Routine

We all know the benefits of having a routine. They give our days structure. Routine allows us to focus time and energy on the task at hand knowing that there is time ahead for those other tasks of the day. Without a routine, I’m certain my dishes would NEVER get done. I’d end up buying…

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News Sources for Kids

Current events are important inclusions in our children’s lives, but it can be hard to find news sources that are age appropriate. Here is where we go to find current event news that is appropriate and enjoyable for kids. As with all recommendations, please view these sites before you take my word for it. What I…

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Making Time for You

Whether you’re chasing kids, balancing fiscal year end for your business, running a household, and/or running a corporation, making time to care for yourself needs to be a priority. Now, I’m not talking about a day at the spa once a week, or anything like that. Kudos if that is you, color me green with…

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Autism Therapy: Toddler Years

It’s amazing how therapeutic work can be. To be occupied in doing and working towards a goal. Once therapy began and we started working to meet the needs of our child with autism we instantly started to feel hope. Hope is so important. At the age of 2 1/2 our son began his 10 hours…

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Searching & Connecting

When we started our Autism journey I was scared, then I was overwhelmed, and now I am determined. Since my first “Google: Autism” experience, I have purposefully avoided researching too much, and I have looked for answers in conversations with the experienced parents, therapists, psychologists, and our pediatrician. Frankly, I have been terrified at the mass…

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Autism Diagnosis

Writing about the days surrounding our son’s autism diagnosis are always harder than I think they will be. Maybe it is because I begin knowing how the story progresses, and writing about the beginning reminds me how very scared we were. It reminds me that we were fortunate in many many ways, and that so…

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