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Children and responsibility

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.

~ Abigail Van Buren

 

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Example versus advice

Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.

 

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Inside a toddler’s brain

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A child with special needs

I don’t think the worst things that could happen to me is raising a child with special needs.  I think the worst thing is to raise a child who is cruel to those with special needs.

 

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He’s just a little boy…

hes just a little boy

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Hold the Door: Lessons for My Kids

Love, love, love this one!  :)  (Click on the image to see them all)

 

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I’ll appeal this case all the way to Grandma!

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Mom said, “Go play outside.”

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Reporting vs. Tattling

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Educate their hearts

It is vital, when educating our children’s brains, that we do not neglect to educate their hearts.
~ Dalai Lama

 

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The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.

 

via Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain – YouTube.

 

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Raising a teenager

Raising a teenager is like nailing JELLO to the wall.
~ Bill Cosby

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Wisdom for my son

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Wisdom for my daughter

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Fathers and sons

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he’d learned in seven years.
~ Mark Twain

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Light ‘em up

Random act of kindness for the day

 

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Great idea for teachers: When a child is unfriendly in class, they have to pick a random act of kindness. This is a great tool for redirection than disciplining and compliments the kindness tree.

http://kindertastic.blogspot.com/2011/12/light-em-up-random-act-of-kindness-for.html

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Silence is golden

Silence is golden…unless you have a toddler. In that case, silence is very, very suspicious!

 

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Children learn what they live

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Bucket of self-esteem

Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.
~ Alvin Price

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Every father should remember

Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.

 

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Be a playful parent

 

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Words for teenagers

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The miracle of life

 

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What I Wish I Had Known

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Chill out, Ma…I got this!

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