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6 Apr 2021

Parent to Parent – Growing Our Minds

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Opposites Attract  How do two people raise their kids into having a growth mindset?  That was a question my husband and I struggled with while our kids were young. One of the reasons  we had a difficult time finding an effective strategy was because I had a growth mindset and my husband had a fixed...
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1 Apr 2021

Parent to Parent – Spring has Sprung!

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Time Change or a Time For Change Now that our clocks have sprung forward an hour, we will have an extra hour of sunlight to do things we like to do outside: go for a bike ride, walk the dog, or host a barbecue. The extra hour also gives the kids a chance to enjoy...
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23 Feb 2021

Parent to Parent – Thank You

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Thank you! Two simple but powerful words, the phrase “thank you” shows appreciation to others and demonstrates good manners. Since I was raised by an English mom, good manners were instilled in me from the moment I was born—and now I am pretty certain it is in my DNA.  I made sure to teach my...
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5 Feb 2021

From Parent to Parent

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From a Parent’s Perspective My alarm going off at 6:00 am on school mornings made me want to roll over, pull the covers over my head and go back to sleep. I knew exactly how my morning would play out.  Waking the kids and getting them ready for school was never easy.  I knew it...
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11 Jan 2021

Win/Win

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The “L” word The word “loser” has a certain stigma attached to it, but the truth is none of us like to lose.   There have been arguments that losing builds character or there are always hidden lessons from them. While playing any game there is usually a winner, so when we find ourselves on the...
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11 Dec 2020

Seasonal Depression

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Tis the season to be jolly!! That may be true, but for some that is not necessarily the case. Seasonal depression is something many people struggle with. There are studies that show the change in season and less sunlight can trigger seasonal depression, especially around the holidays. Read more here about Seasonal Affective Disorder. With...
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24 Nov 2020

Miscommunication

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Communication is an important aspect of any relationship. You know the saying: communication is key! What is it about communication that can damage a conversation? What key elements produce healthy communication? Here are a few helpful tips: 1.)   Identify that communication is a two-way street. Most of us wait to talk, rather than actually listen. Practice...
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1 Nov 2020

Coping With Anxiety and Stress

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                              Ghouls, goblins, ghosts, oh my!! With the spooky season upon us, it is important to not only acknowledge, but also to manage fear and anxiety. Too many times we encounter a problem or situation and choose to ignore it, because we...
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