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The Game of Being an Involved Parent

Children have to learn good decision-making by actually making decisions, but that doesn’t mean parents need to back off. It means changing the quality of the involvement. The game of being an involved parent keeps changing. That’s a good thing. … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Readiness

How should we prepare kids for kindergarten? Concerned that so many kids are “unprepared,” for kindergarten the Education Coalition of Decatur has come up with a checklist of skills: (1) academic (e.g. write name, recognize letters, sounds, colors and shapes), … Continue reading

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Behavior Problems

Behavior Problems Many parents and teachers think that encouraging responsibility in children and exercising adult authority are antithetical. Thirteen-year-old Ashley sat at the head of the table with her six-year-old brother Jack to her right and her ten-year-old sister Ellen … Continue reading

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How to Get Children to Behave? Be a Leader

How can we get our children to behave? Simple: Learn to lead like the great conductors. Simple, but not necessarily easy. Bob’s story about how his five-year-old son resolved a conflict gives us a vision of what the result can … Continue reading

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Baby Begins to Search the World

A blog post entitled:  “Let’s get that baby moving! Part 2” is an example of parent education one might call “Helicopter Training.” Watch the last 2 minutes of this seven minute video of a 9-month-old baby. What do you see? Please … Continue reading

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