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Two Things Always Matter

Affirmations for parents There is a good supply of helpful literature available for parents, some of which I have read and would recommend. None of it will be quoted or referenced here, though reading would support the thesis that, for parents and children, two things always matter:  time and attention. Time In the early yearsContinue reading “Two Things Always Matter”

Back to School Letter, From Kids

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and author Anna Quindlen spent much of her early career describing the challenges and triumphs of parenting young children. An avid reader, Quindlen also writes about the transformative value of good literature, for adults and children. Like other deep thinkers, Quindlen notices “before and after events” in families and in books,Continue reading “Back to School Letter, From Kids”

Helping Kids Cope

Eight Priorities: Practical Encouragement and Support for Parents with Young Children One:  Eat Together Research has validated what many good parents know intuitively:  Nothing is more valuable to a child’s physical, emotional, intellectual and social health than a daily family meal.  Sit at a table, use napkins and utensils, turn the television and cell phonesContinue reading “Helping Kids Cope”

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