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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?

Nov20
8 Ways to Raise Thankful Kids

8 Ways to Raise Thankful Kids

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This is the time of year when we all start to thinks about being thankful. It is the time when we reflect on the past year and consider where we want to go in our lives in the upcoming one. How have you helped your children be thankful for all they are blessed with?

Nov19
That Way Madness Lies: Introducing Legos To Your Child

That Way Madness Lies: Introducing Legos To Your Child

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How do I introduce Legos to my almost 5-year old? The choices are overwhelming? Where do I start? How do I store the Legos safely from my toddler?

Nov12
When the School Can’t (or Won’t) Help Your Child

When the School Can’t (or Won’t) Help Your Child

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I’m worried something isn’t quite “right” with my daughter, but her school keeps finding excuses for not evaluating our concerns. Where do I turn for help?

Nov09
On The Eve of My Oldest Son Turning 18

On The Eve of My Oldest Son Turning 18

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The years will fly by, I know right now you can’t believe that. But I am telling you as I sit on the other side of parenting, eighteen years in, that they will. Each year picks up speed. Life has a momentum that you cannot imagine today, in the early years when a day lasts an eternity.

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