Category Archives: Compassion

Why I’m not that kind of “Attachment Parent”

Dear Friends and Parents out there reading, I believe I have delayed posting an attachment post long enough. As many of you know, I am a self-proclaimed “attachment junkie”. I have spent the majority of my academic and professional life … Continue reading

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The Art of Distraction

distraction [dih-strak-shuhn]  The state of being distracted, mental distress or derangement, that which divides attention, or prevents concentration. Is any one with me here?  I feel like mid-October hits and with it comes a barrage of distraction.  Being a family on … Continue reading

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Embracing Tantrums

tantrum noun  [ˈtæntrəm] (often plural)  A childish fit of rage; outburst of bad temper Fall has hit St. Louis, and along with the beautiful changing colors of leaves, the cool breeze and, at least today, the overcast skies and rain, have come … Continue reading

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Why I Quit Time-Out

time–out noun \ˈtīm-ˈau̇t\ a brief suspension of activity : a break; a quiet period used especially as a disciplinary measure for children I have been deeply conflicted about time out for a while.  As a positive, non-violent, non-corporal punishment advocating professional I have taught … Continue reading

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Strategies For Parents Of ADHD Children

    Strategies For Parents Of ADHD Children. CBS 11 Interview from 8-9-11

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Avoiding “Knee Jerk” Parenting

knee \ˈnē\ jerk \ˈjərk\ An immediate unthinking emotional reaction produced by an event or statement to which the reacting person is highly sensitive; – in persons with strong feelings on a topic, it may be very predictable. This week’s post comes to … Continue reading

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