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Despite the rhetoric, we are not all created equal. Despite how far our country has come, racism is a problem that our children will inevitably encounter and contend with. Despite the discomfort and intense emotions this topic often evokes, we cannot ignore it away – for ourselves, or the kids we love. The following are […]

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I recently brought up the following topic to a PTA discussion group: When it comes to working with children: Parents, what do you want teachers to consider? Teachers, what do you want parents to consider? Strengthening the bridge of communication between parents and teachers was an overwhelming theme in the discussion, as was mutual respect. […]

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In the last post of this series about Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, we learned how to identify characteristics of the intrapersonal intelligence. Now we’ll look at some activities you can do at home to strengthen your child’s self-smarts. Remember, regardless of how each person is most inclined to learn, everyone is gifted […]

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Moms’ Best Parenting Advice

Published on July 10, 2013 by in Family Relationships

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I have to share these. Parenting.com invited moms all over the country to share the smartest advice they’d ever gotten about raising kids for their 20th Anniversary Contest in May. Here are the top three entries: *Drumroll please* #3 – Jessica Rudolph, mom of Alyssa, 14; Ashley, 10; Aden, 19 months, Gilbert, AZ Jessica’s advice: […]

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Does your child enjoy doing things on his own? Does she spend a fair amount of time thinking and reflecting on her own feelings and actions, or those of other people? Is he drawn to creative forms of self-expression? The word ‘intrapersonal’ means “within oneself, on the inside”. In this installment of my series on […]

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How to Know You’re Ready for Parenthood

Published on July 1, 2013 by in Funny

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How do you know if you’re ready for parenthood? Someone recently forwarded this funny article to me, and I’ve got to share it. Parents, I want your opinions on this! “MESS TEST: Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Now rub your hands in the wet flower bed and rub on the walls. Cover […]

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