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Comparing Hurts: Here’s How to Stop

Comparing Hurts: Here’s How to Stop

Raise your hand if you ever thought less of yourself because you saw someone do something you didn’t think you could do. All of us? Good. How do you think that feeling helped you? It didn’t, right? Right. Yet comparing...

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Audiobooks: Water in the Desert

Audiobooks: Water in the Desert

How much leisure time do you have? OK, stop laughing. We both know if you have kids, a household, and a job, you have zero free time. But you’re still a human being who needs to unwind or, at least,...

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Recommended Reading: The Whole-Brain Child

Recommended Reading: The Whole-Brain Child

As parents we’re invested in the development of our children. We agonize over every milestone. We cheer like maniacs at our kids’ first steps and first words. We obsess about math skills and reading ability. Unfortunately, too often our investment...

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Open-Ended Play

Open-Ended Play

Let me paint a couple of pictures for you: Your kids are playing in the den and one of shouts “Now I’m a superhero!” She pastes a couple of butterfly stickers to her face and grabs grandma’s crocheted throw. Suddenly...

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