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30 Days of Giving Thanks: A Lesson in Gratitude for Both of Us

Parenting

Teaching our children gratitude and to appreciate all they have is challenging in a world where we have oh so much. It’s not impossible, though, and one of the best ways is by modeling gratitude, giving thanks, and showing appreciation yourself. This can be (and should be) done year-round, but Thanksgiving is an extra special […]

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Holiday Traditions New and Old

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Source: stu_spivack/Flickr Growing up, Christmas was always a fun time for me. I have great memories of Navidad in Puerto Rico, especially. I remember the vibrant music, fun spirit everyone seemed to be in, and the food. Oh, the food! The traditional Puerto Rican Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) dinner is one that I still love to […]

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Practice Makes Better…Not Perfect

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“Practice makes perfect.“ We all know the saying. We heard it growing up and we’ve probably said it to our own children. The intention is good: don’t give up and keep practicing, you’ll eventually get it or be better. But, are we inadvertently sending our kids a message that perfection is desired?

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On Being an Involved Parent in My Children’s Education

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Last year my daughter began her first year of formal schooling as a Kindergartner at a local public school. I say formal schooling because she had been learning at home long before that. Ever since she was a baby (actually even while in the womb), my husband and I had been reading to her. Once she learned […]

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Mobile Safety Information That May Surprise You

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We’ve talked about some of the top mobile and online safety concerns of parents and explored how to talk with kids about mobile and online safety. In this post, we’ll take a look at some interesting stats and information concerning kids and the use of mobile phones. You may find yourself surprised by some of […]

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