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How to Talk with Your Child about Tragedy and Traumatic Events

December 21, 2012

What an emotionally complex time this is! The joy and numerous activities of the holidays. The tragic mass shooting and suicide in Connecticut. How to feel emotionally? Is it okay to feel love and joy when other parents are struggling with the grief of losing their child? This is not something you can sort out […]

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This is Not Cute!

September 14, 2012

~ Personal note from Connie I hope you and your family are doing wonderfully! On Monday Doug and I trailered our horses to Sam McDonald County Park, my favorite place to ride. It was a warm, sunny day, perfect for a ride. One of our favorite trails goes down the ridge through lush vegetation, a […]

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The Most Important Parenting Question

July 11, 2012

I have a new video for you today that has the power to “rock your world” as my friend Isabel likes to say and in a profoundly positive way. Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all the things you need to pay attention to as a parent? Do you ever wonder if you are on […]

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Another School Shooting…Are You Paying Attention?

March 13, 2012

Recently in Ohio, another tragic high school shooting occurred, and the unhappy, struggling 17-year-old who did the killing will likely be tried as an adult. So many young lives cut short including the shooter’s. Everyone is in pain. An entire community feels the loss. Prosecutors tend to demonize the perpetrators of school shootings in the […]

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Children Learn Best with ‘Real Toys’

May 24, 2011

Do you ever feel swamped in plastic toys that have a way of multiplying when you turn your back? Then they hold your child’s attention only moments until he is on to the next thing? Most children have too many toys in general; and most of these toys do not encourage or support children’s optimum […]

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The Passing of a Leading Light for Children and Parents

May 13, 2011

Some of you may know of her or have read her book. Some of you will never have heard of her. I discovered Jean Liedloff, author of The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost, shortly after my son Orion was born 35 years ago. Her book profoundly impacted me because she confirmed and validated […]

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