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More Lessons from a Preschooler by Dr. Allan Hunter

Eye contact matters. Sometimes running to the store to pick up milk and eggs can be a great adventure. Those shopping carts are really a lot of fun. Table manners are over-rated. So what if a bit of mess happens? Enjoy the food. Naps are good. Anyone who’s cranky probably needs one. If you bounce [...]

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Mindful Self-Care for the New Year by Madiha Saeed, MD

A wave is coming. Can you feel its building momentum? Each new year brings with it an upsurge of new intentions, past regrets, and over-extended to-do lists. You have two options on setting the tone for the new year; to be swallowed up whole, struggling for air, not knowing if you will make it out of [...]

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Minding Mary Poppins by Judy Julin

Mary Poppins was the quintessential nanny - task-driven, committed to keeping the kids engaged and fit, and tough as they come. She knew the fundamental importance of getting the kids out of their rooms and into the fresh air, and she always had a batch of mood-shifting songs and tricks to share from deep within [...]

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The Art of Living with Unconditional Happiness by Arayeh Norouzi

1 Live in the present. It is simply impossible to be unhappy in the present moment. Negative feelings are either residues from the memories in the past, or from worries and fears about the future. Since our working memory resources are limited, we cannot possibly be fully attentive to a present-moment experience and think about [...]

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Top 10 Tips for Parenting ADHD & Spirited Kids by Lara Honos-Webb

adhd concept 1. Advocate for your child. This means you need to “spin” your child’s behavior to friends, family and teachers. Has your child’s antics been any worse than our leading politicians? Probably not. Imagine the spinmeisters on talk shows who try to get their politicians elected. Do the same for your child. Coach your [...]

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The Dalai Mama Chronicles – 7 Steps to Cultivate a Mama’s Meditation Practice by Wendy Silvers

The New Year brings with it an energy of newness … the invitation to begin anew And, it’s right on time, isn’t it? Surveys show that resolutions are made and broken by the third week in January. Which is why I invite my clients to set intentions rather than resolutions. Intentions are more intuitive rather [...]

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10 Easy Ways to Build Connection With Your Child by Sue DeCaro

As humans, we are all programmed for connection. Our children need this in their lives in order to feel acknowledged, appreciated, and valued.  When our children feel disconnected, that is when we may see behaviors that seem undesirable or chaotic. Here are 10 ways to connect with your children. Be completely present when you are [...]

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