Oct
26
Tough Love
Filed Under (parenting tips, self-esteem)

It started with a simple matching game.  My four year old daughter and I sat together in a pile of clean laundry on the bed.  “Let’s see who can find the most pair of socks that match.”  A chore turned into play.  Matching socks progressed to folding washcloths then to putting clothes in drawers and [...]

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Oct
17
Let the Art Unfold
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While waiting for my daughter in a school hallway, a poster caught my eye.  It read, “Art requires the ability and willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.” Immediately I thought, ‘good reminder for parents.’  Think of children as the art - pieces of art in motion.  We may think [...]

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