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Ten Tips for Parents with Kids Battling OCD – Lessening the Toll of Secrecy and Shame

The parent-child relationship is one of the most important aspects of helping your child battle OCD. OCD  sufferers with a supportive parent, in my experience,...

Why I’m Not Teaching My Toddler ABCs

As a parent of a 4 and 2 year old, and a professional in speech and language development, I spend a lot of time...

9 Amazing Benefits Of A Family Nature Walk

Let nature be your teacher ~ William Wordsworth In the northern hemisphere, the leaves are already beginning to change color. Trees are displaying variegated leaves...

Our Village is Strong

It takes a village to raise a child. - African proverb It is true:  it takes a village to raise a child. Mama can’t be everywhere....

How to Make a Change of Residence into a New Place to Call Home

There are many reasons families move from one home to another. The most delightful is when the family can afford a larger home and...

Does School Interfere with Learning for Its Own Sake?

Before children start formal schooling, even pre-school, they are learning all the time. Think of how toddlers learn. You don’t have to go to...

My Child Is Ready For Kindergarten, But I Am Not

Tiny is five years, eleven months old. He is forty-nine inches tall. He is a brown-haired, green-eyed, active little boy. He is missing his...

3 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Confidence for the New School Year

The new school year can be an exciting time. And yet, for many children, back to school means back to worrying. Worrying about try-outs,...

3 Keys To Easing Your Child’s Back To School Jitters

You're off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting so get on your way. ~Dr. Seuss As aisles and shopping carts...

Your value and mindset are GOLDEN — Thank you mom!

"If you say you are something, then you are." Don't let other people define it for you (outside approval), change that, or decide that for...