Parenting

Story Time

October 1, 2014
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“What you do may seem insignificant, but it’s important that you do it.” –Mahatma Gandhi There was a little boy walking the beach and he noticed many starfish scattered all along the shore line. They were all still alive but he knew that if they didn’t get back into the water soon they would all […]

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Easy Parenting Part I

September 30, 2014
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Honestly, some of those parenting methods need a PhD to explain how it is supposed to work! A new member to the Parents Anonymous Online Groups once asked me to give her a list of Dos and DON’Ts so she could learn all there was to know about being a good parent. *sigh* She was […]

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7 Strategies Toward a Decided Heart

September 29, 2014
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“A dream is not just a wish your heart makes. It is the hope that God places inside your heart to believe in what may seem impossible to accomplish, but in fact is completely obtainable.” – Shonna Stallworth And so began Matthew’s personal journey to find his life. Only 3 shortish long months into his […]

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Weather Changes Affect Children’s Behavior

September 18, 2014
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Fall weather can be unpredictable and changes in weather can alter children’s behavior. When my girls were school-aged, the topic of weather and our children’s behavior came up in my Parents Anonymous group. The facilitator said, “Any time there is a weather change you can expect the kids’ behavior to change.” Several teachers and daycare […]

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Social Media Poster: “Respect for Others”

September 16, 2014

Ranting is not something I regularly engage in but… As many of you know, I volunteer for Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, a leader in the prevention of child abuse. If you have read many of my posts you will also know that I struggle with anger/rage issues. For me, the commitment to non-violence parenting […]

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10 Times Gratitude Annihilates Entitlement

September 15, 2014
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“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop […]

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