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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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What Your Children Can Teach You – If You Let Them Part 1 By Dr Allan Hunter

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Lessons from a Preschooler by Dr. Allan Hunter

One day I had a bad cold and couldn’t babysit. So I called up my daughter to tell her. Little Ellie (just 3) immediately said, “Let’s take grampy some soup to make him well!” Zoe (almost 5) immediately wondered how they could get soup to me without spilling it. There’s a little of Zoe and [...]

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The Under-Acknowledged Role of Parental Relationships by Dr. Allan Hunter

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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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