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Your Kid as Johnny 5 *

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
“Need input. Need input. Neeeed iinnnpuut!” Your child is an information and experience Hoover. She was born to devour data. He was created in just such a way as to be…

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(Back to) the Basics pt III: Mirror, Mirror, Two Feet Tall

At long last, I am happily returning this week with a new installment in a series of posts I began last January called (Back to) the Basics for all of you new and renewed parents looking to invent, reinvent, or … Continue reading

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Boredom Schmoredom (with Wood and Clay)

Can you guess what these are? Of course not, right? Well, they’re the Fimo People that Xi and Echo created the other day with the help of some unemployed wooden blocks they’d picked up from the living room floor. They’ve … Continue reading

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The Home PR Agents

Ever thought of yourself as a Public Relations specialist? Well as a parent, it’s practical to think of it as part of the job. It may not seem like an occupation to combine with parenting, but once our children are … Continue reading

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Being is not a Behavior

Previously, I posted about time-outs and the disservice I think they do to parent-child relations, and to children’s sense of security, as well as, the miserable failure of time-outs to effectively teach children anything about how we would prefer that … Continue reading

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Parentisms: The Master Programmers

Ever thought about all the stuff you are teaching your children about life, themselves, and the world every single day? Well this is just a little reminder for us all that we parents play a central role in creating the … Continue reading

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Curiosity Never Killed a Cat (nor Undercut a Relationship)

The other day I wrote a post about letting kids express their curosity, and drive to explore, and entertaining as many of their questions as humanly possible – whether they are asking if the moon is really made of cheese … Continue reading

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