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Get a Handle on Technology in your Family Life

When you look through your child’s Holiday Wish List, do you see mostly technology toys? DVD’s Video Games Gaming Systems Tablets Laptops Phones itunes gift cards Cameras Adding in more technology may end up subtracting more from your family time. Don’t let technology rob your family of crucial teachable, positive growth moments that involve people […]

the connected child
All They Need is Love through Power and Attention

There are two things that children are usually looking for when they display inappropriate behaviors… Power and Attention The authors of the book The Connected Child do a wonderful job of describing healing and helpful ways to connect to your children.  They designed the book with adoptive children in mind, but their great ideas can […]

That Darn Purple Dinosaur and his Clean Up Song

What is it with that song? … You know the one… Clean Up Clean Up Everybody Everywhere… Clean Up Clean Up… Everybody do your share… That song haunts me sometimes when I least expect it.  Yes, my kids (especially my older kids) loved that Purple Dinosaur and his songs stuck with them and much to […]

Taking Care of Your Tiny Humans…

It’s hard to instill a moral compass in our kids’ lives when we follow what the world values.  And what does the world value? Humans Having….. or …. Humans Being? Having Lots of Friends …or… Being a Friend to Many? Having the Championship Trophy… or… Being a Good Sport? Having the next Best Thing…or… Being Satisfied with what […]