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Four Keys to Raising a Self-Disciplined Child

Four Keys to Raising a Self-Disciplined Child

o you dream of having a child who is self-composed, articulate and respectful of others, young or old? In our children’s pre-verbal days, it seems like those attributes may be impossible, but there are some teaching tools you can use to help your child have the self-discipline to live a peaceful life as a toddler […]

Developing Insight into What It’s Like To Be So Small

retend that you just found out that you’ll have to be in a wheelchair for a year, possibly longer. What adjustment would you have to make to your home to accommodate this change? “This week, crawl around your house, through every room, and make a list of changes that you would make. That’s your homework. […]

Stop! Look! Listen!

Stop! Look! Listen!

n effective, yet, counter-intuitive teaching and parenting suggestion took me a while to understand and put into use. The idea? “Don’t just do something – stand there.” Our first inclination when we see things that we think we need to stop is to jump right in and fix it. One of the interesting discoveries of […]

TV or Not TV: That is the Question

TV or Not TV: That is the Question

All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.—Blaise Pascal (1623 -1662) “I can tell you exactly the year that my students changed,” my college professor told our class in the 1970’s.  “I’d ask a question and nobody made any attempt to answer it.  They thought they were watching […]

Learning To Be Friendly with Error

Learning To Be Friendly with Error

s parents, we now have a choice to make regarding how we approach this paradox in our own household. How do we balance freedom and limits? When do we give a choice and when do we just make the choice? How much stuff do we have readily available in our homes, and how much more […]

How Not To Be Your Child’s ATM

How Not To Be Your Child’s ATM

Guess what the number one stressor is in our families today? t doesn’t take a wild guess. Financial decisions are creating the most pressure in our homes right now. The economic changes in the past two years have affected most everyone on this planet — from the goat herder in Kashmir to the knitted-goods manufacturers […]