Choosing a Lifestyle

What would happen if instead of asking our children, our teens, what they want “to do” in life, we ask them “what lifestyle” they want? Lately, I’ve been obsessed with reading and contemplating Cal Newport’s StudyHacks blog and two of …

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When Kids have Meltdowns & Tantrums in Public

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Uncontrollable crying, screaming, yelling – ever seen a kid melt down out in public?  Last year at Christmas time, I ran into this three times in one week. The first was in Michael’s. The store was packed, and this young …

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Creating and Embracing Learning Experiences

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One of the things that I love about the Montessori approach to education is that it focuses and embraces the experiences children have and acknowledges how much learning happens naturally in the process of experiencing the world. Marie Montessori, of …

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If You are Mom and Want to Laugh, Visit The Fields

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Hanging with other moms that I relate to helps give me sanity. And there is one mom in particular that I have to tell you about – Lisa Fields. Oh Lisa makes me laugh. I met her years ago, when …

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Frustration and Tantrums

It’s been a long time since anyone yelled, screamed, stamped their feet, threw something, or slammed a door here. It’s unacceptable behaviour in my book, and I have spent a lot of time and energy working with the kids, particularly the …

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