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"When we acknowledge a child's feelings, we give him health and strength"
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Judy's Parenting Blog

Judy’s blog is filled with practical advice, parenting musings, and Judy’s thoughtful experiences. She aims to encourage parents to embrace relationship based, positive parenting.

Why Do Children Lie?

Last month I received an email from my favorite 5th grade teacher. Let's name her Mrs. Smith.  Mrs. Smith is 100% dedicated to her students and always trying to create the most amazing lessons.  Through the years she has asked me questions about her students, mainly when she is concerned...
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Britney Spears Wants a Daughter

InStyle January 2014 magazine has an interview with Britney Spears .  A snippet of this article was posted on a news website.  While her attitude towards having children is more common then I want to contemplate, I am dismayed to hear how this famous mom thinks. Here is what the 32-year-old...
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Teens Talk

This past weekend I had the opportunity to lead a small group discussion with a group of 18 year old young women. I met nine lovely young women, away from home for the first time,  eager to explore their thoughts and values. I asked the group "What do you like about...
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Anger and Parenting

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I just read a magazine article and a young mother says "I never knew I could get so angry until I had kids." Anger and parenting.  This mother could not believe all the yelling she was doing on a daily basis. The kids are pushing her buttons. When we are...
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Why It's Not OK to Say "OK?"

As I was walking my morning walk a couple of days ago, I heard a father ask his son the silliest question. I was walking by a preschool, and it was obvious the distraught 3 year old did not want to get out of the car and go to school....
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