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Creating a Learning Home By Merrilee Boyack

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The story is told of the mother who had a picture of a large ship in her living room.  She was baffled when her sons went off to sea.  A man commented that she had been influencing her sons by having this picture that they looked at every day. 

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Entitlement Issues: Children Are Atmospheric Creatures By Nicholeen Peck

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While flying 23,000 feet above the earth through clouds and sky the world looks a bit different. The small aircraft is surrounded by parts of the atmosphere. While on the ground it is easy to think of earth as separate from atmosphere even though any science class would prove otherwise. But in the air in a small vehicle that is fairly vulnerable to the elements and the air currents and clouds, it is easy to feel at one with the atmosphere. At this height the plane is part of the sky and dependent upon the atmosphere for safety and direction.

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The Importance of Being Silly! By Merrilee Boyack

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That day is seared in my memory.  We were on a family vacation sitting in a fast food restaurant.  We were a bit tired from touring the copper mine.  And then my son did it.  “Look Mom!”  He showed me his tongue.  Now I have to say, I was shocked and truly impressed.  He would fold his tongue inside his mouth so it had four pockets.  It was incredible!

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One Easy Way to Preserve Family Memories By Nicholeen Peck

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Lasting memories can easily be forgotten if they’re not recorded. Keeping a record of them will ensure that the precious parts of your family’s past don’t get forgotten. It doesn’t have to be hard to preserve lasting, meaningful memories— and it doesn't have to be so hard to make them either. 

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Who Is This Kid? The ABC’s of Helping Your Children Identify Their Strengths By Matt Townsend

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Everyone is born with natural strengths, talents, gifts, traits and abilities.  For some these “gifts” are more pronounced and obvious, while for others their gifts seem so subtle, so imperceptible that many don’t even notice that they exist.  These more stealthy strengths, which operate below consciousness at times, quietly direct our lives, determining our interests and activity selection.  They impact our quality of performance and our ability to cut through the challenges of life.

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Wag More – Bark Less By Brad Barton

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One bright fall afternoon, long ago, at a self-improvement seminar, the speaker presented an overhead slide (that’s how long ago this was) which read:

Catch someone in the act of doing something right.

 

This simple idea hit my heart. As a young father, it was a message I very much needed to hear – and I knew it. More importantly, it was something I very much needed to do.

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Financial Health By Lucy M. Delgadillo

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You are probably wondering what Financial Health is.  Financial health is a process and a destination.  It is a holistic concept that recognizes that finances are part of our life journey.   

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Joy School: Looking back and looking forward By Linda and Richard Eyre

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A generation ago, many parents were facing the classic dilemma of what was best for their preschool children.  On the one hand, they wanted to give them every advantage, to prepare them for kindergarten, and to be sure they were socially and emotionally well adjusted.  

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How to Assess Your Child’s Self-esteem By Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks

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When to worry about your child and how to help!

Self-esteem, a popular construct used to describe an individual’s inner experience, has two parts: how you define yourself, and how you evaluate yourself. It’s easier to evaluate your own experience than someone else’s subjective experience, even your own child. Here are some signs of healthy self-esteem, some examples of when you should be concerned about your child’s self-esteem, and how you can help them develop healthy self-esteem.

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PORNOGRAPHY CHANGES THE BRAIN

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Watching pornography lays down new neoro-pathways in your brain.
  • The more you use, the stronger the neoro-connections and the more difficult it is stop.
  • That doesn’t mean you can’t stop. You can rebuild those path­ways by avoiding pornography and seeking healthy alternatives.
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