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A Simple, Beautiful View Of God and Love

Watch this little video short for a simple, beautiful view of God and love. Let it fill you will joy, warmth and . . . well, love - God's love. … [Read more...]

This Child Is Bullying – How Can I Help?

When a child is bullying, the way to help is to apply consequences and limits, right? Yes . . . and no.  Yes, you need to apply consequences and limits when a child is bullying.  No, because that's an incomplete solution. In addition to consequences and limits, it's important to get to the root of the bullying behavior. Here's how you can help.   First of all, stay in the solution, not the problem.  Next, it is important to … [Read more...]

Shift Your Brain Into Positive Thinking

Simple Ways to Shift Your Brain Into Positive Thinking Does your mind ever stall in negative gear? Does it seem like its easier to focus on negative things than positive? In this little video, Kid Natural talks gratitude and offers 5 simple ways to shift your brain into positive thinking. Gather your family around to watch this short, cute video. Then suggest that each family member choose one of Kid Natural's suggestions to shift your … [Read more...]

Does My Child Need Early Entry Kindergarten Testing?

I think my child is ready for early entry to kindergarten, but his preschool teacher is saying he’s not mature enough. My child has an early an early birthday and the teacher is recommending a transitional kindergarten. Should I hold him back? These are questions many parents of four and five year olds are asking themselves this time of year. They’re not easy questions to answer. You know that putting your child in a transitional kindergarten … [Read more...]

Parenting SOS! – A Few of My Favorite Books

Not another parenting book!  As a family therapist who likes to empower parents to be confident and I often recommend one of the following parenting books.  I'm very picky about parenting books.  Many of them don't make it to my recommendations list mostly because they have what I call a "cookie-cutter" approach to parenting and to children. Each child is unique, created by God with a special combination of temperamental traits and gifts that … [Read more...]