Category Archives: Parenting Tips

All At The Right Time

Haven’t seen me here for a while? I’ve been using my precious blogging time to really listen to my kids, purchase get some extra exercise happening, paying attention to my husband, cooking some wholesome meals (okay…at least I try) and … Continue reading

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Band-Aids, Fairness, Solutions and My Own Wounds

I used to think that “fair” means that everybody gets the same, but thanks to Richard Lovoie, I came to understand a few years ago that “fair” actually means “getting what you need.” Mrs Saylor, over at Salylor’s Log, uses … Continue reading

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Problems In Perspective

Ever had your child coming home from school with that, online “Worst day of my life!” thing happening? You know those days when they really do feel that the world is coming down on them? I once received this fantastic … Continue reading

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Fits Like A Glove

The right reading book should fit you just like the perfect glove.  I adapted this stunning idea from Melissa and Nicole at Lessonplansos.com when I downloaded their fantastic resource called Rockin’ Reading Workshop from the Teachers Pay Teachers Store. I immediately … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Book Whisperer

I finally made it to the end of Donalyn Miller’s book…I could have devoured the whole book in one sitting, ed but unfortunately time is always an issue. I love Donalyn’s writing voice – she is a successful teacher sharing … Continue reading

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Which House Do You Choose To Build?

 Did you know that as you grow up, patient you build the house you are going to live in one day? When I teach students, thumb I like to use the analogy of building a house when viewing the choices … Continue reading

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What Message Are We Really Giving Our Kids?

 I have been completing a number of strength and weakness charts recently. If you are interested in knowing how I do this, pharmacy you may click over here. Now, rx whenever I complete a chart like this, drug a child … Continue reading

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Motivating Forces Part 1

A few weeks ago, I posted about Rick Lavoie’s Myths About Motivation.  This post is a continuation on the theme of motivation, as inspired by Lavoie’s new book. According to Lavoie, there are eight forces that motivate us. Now although … Continue reading

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45 Steps To A Happy Marriage

I enjoyed reading this article in today’s Sydney Morning Herald. Although it has been written for newlyweds, I think it is very appropriate for us “oldies” to read too. Fortunately I am married to a man who detests eating breakfast … Continue reading

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Check – A one word strategy!

Do you hate moaning? Do you hate hearing yourself doing the moaning? At the beginning of each new year or class group, drug I ask my students the question, “How do we listen?” Of course they come up with ears, … Continue reading

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