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World Peace? The Children Are Leading Us There. We have to notice.

One day, Carol said to her five-year-old niece Emma, “My that is a beautiful stuffed lion you have there.” “I know, I saw it in the store and Mommy bought it for me.” “That’s nice.” “Yes. Well, she wasn’t going … Continue reading

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The Failure of Asocial Learning

Our tour of the Decatur Summer Camps ended at the Thomas Jefferson School Building in a classroom of twelve students who had “failed” seventh grade. They stood in teams of three at tables displaying complex paper roller coasters that rose … Continue reading

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Positive Parenting vs Being a Parent = Reality Parenting

Reality Parenting Bob and Carol have a blended family with two children each. Carol’s son Ben at 13 is the oldest of the four. Both parents work, so one of the challenges they have is having family time, all six … Continue reading

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Turning Power Struggles into Emotional Intelligence II

After reading “Turning Power Struggles into Emotional Intelligence” Lyn decided to try the approach and told me this story about her two-year-old daughter Uma: Please follow and like us:

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What Good Schools, Happy Families and Successful Adults Have in Common

An educated person has the ability and inclination to use judgment and imagination in solving the problems that confront them at work and at home, and to participate in the maintenance of democracy. -David Berliner Happy families are all alike. … Continue reading

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