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Entertain My Children

Entertain My Children

‘ve learned that I don’t need to entertain my children,” said the mother.“If I just let them work–give them real opportunities to participate in the life of the family–to set the table, load the dishwasher, sort the socks–then they are happier and more settled. It was amazing,” she said to her older child’s teacher, “to […]

School Work

School Work

sing pitchforks and wheel barrows we were clearing dead water hyacinths from the boat ramp and the exposed lake bed.  Five middle school students, the park naturalist, Ms. Freund and myself were hard at work, restoring access to a recreational area.  It was hard work and we were all working hard – and with good […]

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

he knots you feel in your stomach and the throbbing in your temples (which you are trying to ignore as you read this) are symptoms of what we call “separation anxiety.” You’re normal! Now, don’t you feel better? The only good thing about separation anxiety is that it does end. “Not soon enough,” right? Right. […]

How to Create Closeness: Tips to Connect with Your Family During the Holidays

How to Create Closeness: Tips to Connect with Your Family During the Holidays

One of the things we long for the most during the holidays, and year round, are deep connections. Some of us never had a model of how to connect as children making it harder to know how to create it with our own families. Some of us just need some fresh ideas. In this webinar, […]