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Oct

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Controlling Your Temper with Your Kids

Think Global:  From the Show-Me State! Stretch your own emotional intelligence!  Next time your child acts with disrespect, bypass a power struggle and put these steps in action.   Seven options for responding in the moment, and advice on why to teach later once everyone has cooled off.  Good advice from Nicole Schwarz, a Missouri-based therapist and author: […]

20
Sep

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When Someone You Know Has a Mental Illness

  Think Global:  Videos from COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness) written and performed by teens from Australia.   The videos explain: various mental illnesses, ways people get better, and tips on self-care for teens. Act Local: Help to de-stigmatize mental illness Ask your child what they know about mental illnesses and what questions they have.  Share one of […]

19
Sep

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Not Your Ordinary Preschool

Think Global:  Watch the trailer for “Present Perfect”, a documentary about the Inter-Generational Learning Center near Seattle, Washington. The center combines a nursing home with an on-site preschool blurring the lines of generational segregation to which we have become blind.  Both generations benefit! This film is currently in post-production, with release anticipated Summer of 2016. “..with neither […]

19
Sep

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The Teen Brain: Under Construction

Think Global: Watch this 3 minute video on brain science to help you empathize with your teen during this prolonged time of transition. From Laci Green of DNews. Find out why these are in short supply with your teen, even those past age 18: self-control motivation goal-setting paying attention planning understanding consequences. Act Local: Take stock What behaviors […]

19
Sep

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Dangerism

Think Global: Watch this TEDx talk: 5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do  from Gever Tulley of California. All parents worry.  But, do you worry about the wrong things?  10 minutes.  He lists the 5 things at 5:15. Act Local: Focus here first! What information and/or resources you need to prevent these most-likely causes of childhood […]

19
Sep

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Getting Friendly With Failure

Getting Friendly With Failure

Think Global: Read What do Students Lose By Being Perfect? Valuable Failure. Take the long view of your child’s academic future by allowing your child to learn from a powerful teacher, failure.  Stop the fear of failure from destroying your child’s love of learning. Act Local:  Parent portal Could you use the parent portal in a healthier way? What […]

19
Sep

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Chore Stories

Link Global #1: Read “The Importance of Household Chores” and improve your child’s future one dirty sock at a time!  List of chores that toddlers and preschoolers can do  Why they should learn to do them.   “Better to understand now that perfection is not what holds a family together; the bond forged through shared struggle […]

17
Sep

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Smells Like Teen Spirit

Think Global: Advice from the Cleveland Clinic A post from the blog “Your Teen for Parents” on teaching boys about hygiene during puberty: Smelly feet Smelly armpits Smelly breath Act Local: Comment below How can a parent reinforce good hygiene habits during their son’s puberty in ways that are both… lighthearted? respectful? This photo “My new job […]

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