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Jan24
Lance Armstrong and the Legacy of Lying

Lance Armstrong and the Legacy of Lying

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Have you talked with your children about Lance Armstrong’s story? What did you tell them? How can we make our children realize that lying is wrong when they see people whom they admire lying?

Jan23
Lesson Learned: Kids and Instagram

Lesson Learned: Kids and Instagram

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Last week, my my 11-year-old son asked if he could sign up for an Instagram account. This was definitely an eye-opening experience for me and my husband and taught us an important lesson about our kids online.

Jan16
What You Need to Know To Discuss Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Your Kids

What You Need to Know To Discuss Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Your Kids

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Every year, when we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I find myself re-learning things I already knew and finding new information which lead me to thinking about what it is we really need to know about Dr. King when we’re teaching our children and, in my case, students.

Jan09
Vote For Our February Parenting Book Club Pick

Vote For Our February Parenting Book Club Pick

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It’s time to vote for our February parenting book club selection. I hope a lot of you made it your New Year resolution to read more and will be joining us.

Jan04
Alpha Mom Book Club: NurtureShock… A New Way to Think About Children, or Not?

Alpha Mom Book Club: NurtureShock… A New Way to Think About Children, or Not?

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I was excited that this was the book chosen for this month’s book club selection. in the introduction the book promises to shock parents and to turn all of our long held assumptions about parenting on their head. I was ready, highlighter in hand to learn something new and revolutionary, have new tools to bring to my parenting game. That just didn’t happen.

Dec04
Alpha Mom Book Club: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Alpha Mom Book Club: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

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Having said that, there is no magic formula for parenting kids (wouldn’t THAT be nice!), but I think that this book has helped me realize some areas where I can improve, especially when it comes to the way that I communicate with my children. I feel like this book gave me ideas to make things better. It is easy to get “stuck” in one way of doing something and not be able to see your way out of it, even when you know it isn’t the best way. How many of us have had the horrified realization of hearing our own parents’ voices coming out of our mouths?

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