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Is my child ready to play sports? by Kacey Hartung

  Most of us are very naïve when we first become parents.  We spend hours imagining their personality, temperament, likes and dislikes.  Our dreams are filled with their future activities and talent. Our heart is in the right place, we want the best for them.  And while we are focused on what could be, our [...]

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Children As Our Guides to Mindful Eating by Nishti Choice

  Wholeness, Self-Trust and Self-Acceptance. These are the adjectives that spring to mind when describing a child. What has this got to do with mindful eating? As a specialist dietitian for children and parents or as I like to label myself as a ‘conscious’ dietitian, I can now confidently say that these words have everything […]

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Parents as Emissaries of Peace by Dr. Marsha Tongel and Tisha Marina Bernard

  It seems that every day we are bombarded by stories and pictures depicting war, violence, rage, and unrest. Within this consistent chaos, it is often difficult to find an oasis of peace, yet never before is it more important for our children and youth to see that there is pathway, a possibility to actualize […]

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PREVIEW: Celebrate Your Child’s Uniqueness by Mariaemma Willis

Celebrate the child you have. Don’t be regretful that you didn’t get a different one. Don’t be discouraged because the one you have would be wonderful, if only... Celebrate your child’s skills, accomplishments, and uniqueness. If you don’t celebrate them, neither will he. Infants and toddlers have different temperaments, different skills, and different needs for [...]

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Patient Parenting by Joree Rose

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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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