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Guilt Tripping: A Harmful Destination by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller

Larry and Corrina Johnson took their children on a trip this summer. No, they didn’t visit Mt. Rushmore or the Grand Canyon. Fenway Park, the Field Museum, and the Mackinaw Bridge weren’t part of the itinerary either. In fact, the Johnson family never left home. The trip their children experienced took place at the kitchen table. They received a full-blown, all-expenses-paid guilt trip delivered by Larry Johnson and lovingly supported by his wife, Corinna.

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When Teaching Gets in the Way of Learning by Trish D. Keiller

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10 Ways to Parent Without Screwing Up Your Kid by Nick Seneca Jankel

Smelly diapers, sleepless nights, helping with homework, tackling meltdowns, wiping Nutella off every surface and giving cuddles whenever requested are just some of the joys of parenting. It’s possibly the greatest catalyst for personal growth that money cannot buy. It easy to want to tear your hair out and yell at your kids for their messy rooms when they are arguing over the iPad, but it can be avoided. With two kids under the age of five, I developed 12 golden rules for keeping peace in our home and love in our hearts.

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What Happens When You Don’t Have All The Answers? by Jolette Jai

It was the end of a perfect afternoon.  My five-year-old son and I had just spent the day hiking in nature, eating picnics, riding scooters, and now we were back at home drawing. He wanted to draw the entire alphabet, from A to Z.  So he does, concentrating hard on each letter as he forms [...]

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THE IP INTERVIEW – Youth Learning Good Enough for a Duchess with Rev. Leon Campbell

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The Truth Beneath Punishments: Parenting Yourself First by Jolette Jai

A few years ago, I was visiting a preschool. The children had just come off the playground and were getting ready to form a circle in their main playroom.  They were going to share about their different experiences playing outside. Voices rising, bodies squirming with excitement, the room was abuzz as they shuffled around to [...]

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Lessons from a Preschooler: Time by Allan Hunter

Take time to let me see things. If I’m walking along and I get distracted by a pebble or a bottle cap it’s because I haven’t seen many of them, and they’re fascinating. I want to stop and look. Every flower is an adventure for me. So don’t hurry me along or drag me away. [...]

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