Category Archives: Parenting

How Well Do You Know Your Child – take the survey!

If you have an email address, you’ve probably received several HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW ____ surveys via a forward in an email. Although I don’t carve out the time to actively participate in these well meaning and often revealing … Continue reading

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The Art of Listening To Children Takes At Least Three Ears

“We know that kids with quality early learning opportunities are more likely to graduate from high school, more likely to graduate from college, and more likely to earn higher income. And we know for every one dollar we invest in … Continue reading

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Why Kids Rebel, and What to do About It

Have you ever thought of children as containers? They tend to give back what we put into them. TRUE STORY: “That’s not fair,” my five-year-old whined after not getting what she wanted. “Yeah, well, life’s tough and then you die,” … Continue reading

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Randisi Bluffton Thanksgiving Oyster Roast

  We can’t believe we ate the whole thing…FOUR bushels of yummy Bluffton oysters! I was afraid I ordered too many but that certainly wasn’t the case. Do you mind if I fill you in on what happened without you? … Continue reading

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Bored Children, or Parents in Distress?

First of all, I think being bored is a good thing. Boredom has value. It forces children to develop their imaginations and ingenuity. I am not one to (though I’ve been falsely accused simply because of the title of my … Continue reading

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Time and Attention

Tell me if you’ve heard this one . . . Five birds are sitting on a telephone wire. Two decide to fly south. How many are left? Most people would say three. Actually, all five are left. You see, deciding … Continue reading

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Loud, but Not Clear

At my house we like to play a game called Can I Guess What You Just Said? My husband has been having problems hearing normal conversation lately. When I gently informed him of his brand new annoying condition, his excuse … Continue reading

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