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Making the tough decisions; or Mr Rogers, Shooting Galleries and Carousels

Sometimes you have to make tough decisions.  Sometimes that means breaking your child’s heart to do the right thing for them.  Today was my day.  My day to watch my child cry over a change in plans.  A change that had to be orchestrated just right, because he would not understand the reason we did

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Peaceful Living with Your Super Seven-Year-Old

  Posted on April 19, 2009 by Carrie on The Parenting Passageway  This post meant so much to me!  During a time where I am not completely sure whether it’s me, my son, or nature, it sure helps to hear it from someone who’s been through it and has a background in development! The seven-year-old

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This is about “Breaking” the parenting mold, isn’t it?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  And I’m sorry about that.  I’ve been on sort of a mental sabbatical.  And when I say mental, I truly mean that I believe my senses have been dangerously close to leaving me.  It’s amazing how easily you can forget who you are.  Especially when the pressure is

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What we’ve got here is a failure to modulate.

Sorry, I Just couldn’t resist.  So, you may have a sensory kid, you may not.  But all of us have seen a failure to modulate whether our kids are typical or unique.  Modulation is your child’s ability to control, in this instance, volume.  I often joke that my son is missing his volume control knob.  

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The Lighter Side – When I married him I thought he was just driven. Part 1

So, I have this husband, and you know, he’s really awesome.  He’s nice to everyone. Literally. Even me.  He’s so nice to everyone, you might say he’s too nice. Here’s an example, one time he gave this complete stranger, a women, his phone number, she was clearly kind of “off”. He thought she seemed “nice”,

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Grandma vs. The homeschooled child

Watching my 72-year-old mother and my 6-year-old Waldorf home schooled child attempt to write a letter using Word is nothing short of hilarious.  I’ve got the impatient technophobe (my mom) with the creative free-thinker.  My mom is yelling to me as I’m trying to make dinner “Jennifer, I don’t understand, how are we supposed to

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