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PREVIEW: Peace by Piece – Mindful Self-Compassion by Amanda Votto

Years ago, my concept of “self-care” consisted of getting massages, drinks with friends, and going on a good ol’ shopping spree. However, about six years ago, I found myself in a state of pure exhaustion - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually drained. This state of depletion was the catalyst for my personal growth and rebirth. [...]

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PREVIEW: How to Become an Advocate for Your ADHD Child by Lara Honos-Webb

Once you have determined that your child does have ADHD, it is important that as a parent you become an advocate for your child. You need to ask your child’s teachers what they can do to support your child. Adjustments in the classroom can make big differences in your child’s performance at school. Additionally, your [...]

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PREVIEW: 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 [...]

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PREVIEW: How to Nurture Creativity in Our Children (and Ourselves) by Barnet Bain

Did you know that 98% of three-year-olds tested at brainstorming ideas, register as ‘creative geniuses?’ By age 25, that number is 2%. It’s depressing, but true. By the time a child is ten years old, he or she has an imagination structured by tens of thousands of messages and inputs, all reinforcing the lie that [...]

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PREVIEW: Book Excerpt Now You See the Sky by Catharine H. Murray

Now You See the Sky is a memoir about love, motherhood, and loss. When Catharine H. Murray travels to a small town on the banks of the Mekong River to work at a refugee camp, she falls in love and marries a local man with whom she has three sons. When their middle son is [...]

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PREVIEW: Why End of Year School Awards May Not be a Good Thing By Mariaemma Pellulo-Willis, M.S.

The last day of school often celebrates the many accomplishments that have been achieved throughout the year with class parties and awards ceremonies. How many of you remember receiving awards and what that felt like? How many of you never once received a school award...what did that feel like? I happen to have the perfect [...]

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