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Book Review: Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children

Book Review by Harriet Heath, PhD Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry) by Llenore Skenazy, (2010). This book is for parents who want to be able to let their children be free to … Continue reading

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Using Screens: Questions that need to be asked

How do you want your children be able to use screens twenty or thirty years from now? Before we turn over to our children the keys to our car, a powerful piece of equipment, we give them guides as to … Continue reading

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Answering that of God

How do you respond to that of God in your child? A question that was not asked of me as a parent when my children were growing up. I wonder if it should have been asked especially if I was … Continue reading

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Are we setting expectations?

I’d never really thought about how my statements could be setting expectations for my four-year-old grandson until  I heard a mother announce to the other parents at the playground,“We’re  grouchy today. We got up too early.”  She was sitting on … Continue reading

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Listening without interpreting

A friend told me the following story twenty years after it had occurred. She found him, she told me, her thirteen year old son, in his room sobbing. Here he was just back from his two month summer visit with … Continue reading

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