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Make Connection a Habit

How To Use A Calming Corner With Kids Under Three

You've likely seen the Calming Corner floating around social media, and you're probably wondering if this adorably cozy setup will work in your home, let alone with your two-year-old. I know that feeling because this is where I was too, just a few months ago.

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Three Ways To Love A Bully

Bullying affects everyone - those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness the act. Studies show that raising kind kids is a top priority for parents, and researchers tell us that kindness kindness stretches beyond being nice to include empathy. What would happen if we taught our children...

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Am I The Only Mom Who Does This?

As parents, we can feel alone, isolated, and buy into many of the parenting myths that lay on the guilt or leave us feeling less than enough. Can you relate to this? Whatever you're feeling, we promise, you are not the only one. We've been there, too.

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When Play Feels Like A Chore

The language of a child is play. It's how they learn about who they are, about interacting with others, and how they learn skills such as problem-solving, impulse control, empathy, and relationship management. But mostly, kids love to play because it's fun. And while play may fill the tanks of...

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Parenting Toddlers, Tweens, and Teens Using Time-Ins

Crystal is a mama with a household of toddlers, tweens, and teens where uncontrollable sobbing and outbursts were a daily occurrence, and not just from her three-year-old. Crystal shares how learning basic social emotional skills helped her family of six bridge the gap that was growing between family members, improving...

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This Twist on a Classic Teaches Children Loving Limits and Boundaries

While some may say that The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a tale of selfless love, others find the story actually sends a much different message --- one of co-dependency. Author Topher Payne offers a free printable rewrite to set things straight, teaching children and adults alike that healthy relationships do,...

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Social-Emotional Learning Starts At Home

Students who are self-aware and able to understand their emotions have a greater ability to relate to others, make decisions, and excel academically. And while schools play a large role in teaching, modeling, and creating opportunities for these skills, social-emotional learning starts in the home. 

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Undone

What if I was done? Complete. Leaving me incomplete. Longing to be a work in progress. Round around the edges. Potential yet realized. Hidden in the fold of me yet spread.

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