The World is Good

Thinking Outside of the [Age] Box

One simple thing we can all do to help our children grow, develop social skills and feel a sense of their place in the world is to make sure that they have engaging contact with people of all ages – from babies to elders. Our society these days is obsessed with dividing things by age,…

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#1 Best-Kept Secret for More Joy at Home!

Does this sound like a bad late-night infomercial? I know, but it’s not; it’s for real. What is this “secret”? It sounds almost too simple to be as powerful as I have experienced it to be…it’s rhythm. What do I mean by rhythm? I mean a predictable, reliable order to your family’s days, weeks and…

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Look it up!

A friend just asked my opinion on buying a set of encyclopedias for her seven-year-old son, who frequently asks her science questions. In my classes, we work on skills for not answering all the questions our (younger) children ask us. Giving (often long-winded) detailed answers to out children’s questions can often seem like good parenting;…

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The World is Good

“The world is good” is a popular phrase in my house. My husband and I often say this to our children amidst the goodnights and I love you’s before bed; I say it to myself when figuring out how I want to phrase things for my boys, and my husband and I use it as…

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