Parenting Kids

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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How The Playground Taught Us That There Isn’t An App For Everything

September 14, 2014
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As the technological landscape is constantly evolving, kids are also transitioning into different play options that are available to them; most of them leading inactive lifestyles. The 2014 U.S. Physical Activity Council reports that 80.2 million Americans aged six years above are physically inactive. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition facts further reports […]

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Getting To School On Time

September 2, 2014
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Seeing a big yellow school bus instantly reminds me of Chelsey and Katie’s experiences catching a ride; frantic searches for things to cram in their backpack and teeth half brushed after a leisurely breakfast. It was not always an easy issue for me and my fellow Parents Anonymous Group members would agree. We each took […]

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Support Group Wisdom

August 26, 2014
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The Parents Anonymous Group was a wealth of information; I wonder how I could ever have managed without it and the members. Here are a few quick tips that I learned in group that helped me many times: Nothing lasts forever. Change is inevitable… except when you have a toddler that throws tantrums and every […]

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