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When Mama Messes Up

We tend to associate feeling ashamed with the dark secrets of our past, but sometimes shame can strike in ordinary places like the grocery store. Believe it or not, there can be a bright side to these mundane moments of shame. read more

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How Do I Help My Child Be Resilient?

It means a child who has good adaptive capacities to process various experiences, even difficult ones, and continue to thrive. Resiliency is an important quality for later success in all areas of life, and in our opinion, one of the best things to build into a child. read more

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Creating Well-Rounded Eaters

At a local farm event, the kids learned how to take a bean seed and plant it. We then walked into the greenhouse and saw those seeds in each of their different stages of development, from sowing to harvesting. Their eyes lit up. read more

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Routines Are Important

Consistent routines provide a sense of predictability for young children. The brain feels comfortable and safe when it knows what to expect next. To establish a consistent routine, understanding children’s brains and trying some of the following tips, you will be able to more easily reach this goa read more

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Things to Stop Saying to your Kids and What to Say Instead

The words we say have more meaning than we know. What if small changes in the phrases we use with our kids could change their meaning entirely? read more