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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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What’s in a Name? By Dr. Allan Hunter

Have you ever noticed how children of all ages love to write their names? They do it over and over again on the covers of their school books – not just once. They love to practice signatures in different ways, too, to see which one appeals to them most, and they love (and sometimes hate) nicknames. Copying a signature isn’t always done in order to forge a hall-pass!

What’s actually happening is that the young person is trying out various ways she wants to use to present herself to the world, and a ‘cool’ signature is one way of doing that.

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PREVIEW: What Your Children Can Teach You – If You Let Them Part 2 By Dr Allan Hunter

Lessons our children can teach us – if we pay attention. In Part 1 I suggested that young children of five or less, most of whom are in the Innocent archetype - can teach us important lessons about love, forgiveness and being fully present. They certainly can teach us other things, too, especially about creativity. [...]

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PREVIEW: Connecting With Your Teens by Dr. Allan Hunter

Teens are legendarily somewhat reluctant to engage in activities with anyone except their immediate peers, so the question as to how to get them interacting with you in a meaningful way may seem like a tough one. Parents tend to despair at trying to talk to the child who, only a very few years before, [...]

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Connecting With Your Teens by Dr. Allan Hunter

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What Your Children Can Teach You – If You Let Them Part 2 By Dr Allan Hunter

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