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Parenting is a “Big” Thing

Parenting. Being a parent. This is a job so big; so all-encompassing, that if we stop and think about it–we can easily become overwhelmed! Or, just waking up with 25 child-related things that IMMEDIATELY need your attention can be overwhelming as well. Yep. I don’t know about you, but when my IMMEDIATE To Do List continues […]

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Family Routines Help Your Preschooler

Here’s an important fact to remember: The more secure your child is, the more he can learn! So, what are ways we can help our children feel a deep sense of security? FAMILY ROUTINES are one way to build security in your child’s life. Family Routines are not just a good organizational idea, but they […]

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Your Presence is Your Present

An important block in building a strong foundation for your child is the block called: Family Security. In the last post, we talked about the fact that in order for your child to feel secure, he or she must experience your “being there” many times over, so that your child takes your constant presence for […]

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3 Foundation Blocks On Which To Build Your Child’s House

Your child is two, three or four. Is it too early to think about character issues? Not at all. In fact, NOW–during the first five years–is the critical period in building your child’s moral compass. Structural engineers are paid high salaries for the scientific, architectural, and artistic skills necessary for designing buildings, bridges and other […]

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What Can A Skyscrapter Teach You About Character Building?

There are similar principles at work when we consider how skyscrapers are built and how your child’s character is constructed. Character building within your child during the first 5 years will help prevent character crumbling during the teen years. Have you ever looked up at a massive skyscraper or a very old historic building with its […]

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