Parenting


Hello, Families! “Words that are strictly true seem to be paradoxical.” –Lao-tse. That sounds like love to me! “To love something you must set it free.” Yep, a paradox. Webster’s Dictionary defines paradox as “a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true.” How do you deal with the problems in your relationships? Do you escape the problems...

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Hello families! I love this picture! It reminds me of what is really important in life. I bet most people imagine a similar picture of a homecoming after a long term absence. But what about coming home everyday? Does it look and feel like this? Is homecoming from work one of the hardest times of the day for you? After a long day of work–selling, building, manufacturing, managing, teaching, counseling, protecting, advising...

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  Here is a confession: the more and more research I do, the more I end up diverted on things I find fascinating. Like most of you, my favorite tool for this is the internet. One of my favorite websites is: www.ted.com. There are so many academic, scientific, artistic and humanities presentations on ted.com that I could spend hours just absorbing– until my brain turns to jelly!  The website’s primary aim is to inform...

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“Till Max said “BE STILL” and tamed them with the magic trick of staring into all their yellow eyes without blinking once and they were frightened and called him the most wild thing of all” —Where The Wild Things Are   Hello Families!   The first part of “Raising Self-Confident Kids” discussed the importance of encouraging imaginative play with your children. Max,  from Where The...

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Hello Families! We are reading Where the Wild Things Are in my family right now. After so many years since I read this story, I feel like I’m reading it for the first time. I didn’t see the recent movie–not because I’m in the camp that believes that books are always better than movies (but I usually agree) but because we as a family choose to spend less time in front of the TV or computer screen for family...

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