Monthly Archives: June 2010

Only Words

Familiar scene: G. and L. are having a playdate.  L. has a toy, and G. wants it so he hits L. over the head and takes it.  Parent G runs over, grabs the toy from G. and says sternly, “Say … Continue reading

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My Dad…

…is very intelligent. …is “funny” in almost exactly the same way as my husband. I must enjoy this on some level to have sought out someone else’s jokes to pretend not to laugh at. …is considerate. He would never intentionally … Continue reading

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Balance of Power

Discipline. Love. Respect. Boundaries. Flexibility. Discipline. Relationship. Authority. Attachment.   There are so many different words to describe the way we relate to our children. I feel strongly that it is important for E. to grow up understanding how to relate … Continue reading

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The Emotional Palette

Emotions are like colors.  We start out life with a clean canvas, and our experiences and the way we interact with them informs what colors we will use to ‘paint.’  Each new experience expands our palette and gives us more … Continue reading

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not so pointless

I get so busy. Or at least, I feel busy. But then I look back over my day and think, ‘what did I do?’ It is very easy to feel like my life is mundane. Sure, on an up day … Continue reading

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