Fairness vs. Equality: Teaching Kids the Difference

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Does this sound familiar in your household? “Dad!”  How come she got a flowered sun hat and I didn’t?” “Mom!  He always gets to stay up later than me.  It’s not fair!” If cries of “UNFAIR!” are the most frequently heard accusation in your family, you are not alone. One

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Halloween Candy: Alternatives to Passing Out Sweets on Halloween

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Halloween Treats—"Trick-or-treat!" The costumed children will soon be on their way, looking to you for a goodie. Depending on your neighborhood, this could lead to several hundred bags to fill. For my neighborhood, I typically plan on 300 children. No matter the current sale of the bulk candy bags, …

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Family Activities and Life Lessons: Teaching Kids the Simple Joys in Life

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Life Lessons—The other day I looked out my back window and saw this beautiful sight. Yes, it is a dump truck unloading dirt. I couldn't wait to tell my kids when they got home from school that we had received 25 loads of precious dirt. I decided to text…

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Helping Kids Do Better in School by Overcoming Absences

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If you are anything like me – you are realizing that summer is now a fleeting memory and the smell of fall is in the air. Back to school has come and gone, and we are fast approaching the season where kids are undoubtedly going to be spreading all the…

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Mary Poppins and Motherhood: Five Tips for Creating Magical Moments With Your Kids

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When I think about the perfect role model mother figure from the movies, I immediately think of Mary Poppins. She swoops in and gets the kids to clean, feed the birds, and love to laugh without any apparent effort. She lets difficult situations, like chimney smoke, take her to new…

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Autism Awareness to #LightitUpBlue – A Mom’s Perspective

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This year, Autism Awareness is more important than ever as we are processing my son's austism diagnosis and what it means for helping him plan for the future. Since April is World Autism Month, I’ve decided to #LightItUpBlue with Autism Speaks to increase
understanding and awareness of autism. The issue …

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