Tag: siblings

The Secret to “Being Have”

When my brother-in-law (B-I-L) was a child, he was in some dicey situation when his mother said to him, “B-I-L, I want you to BEHAVE!”  He responded, “I’m BEING have!”  I think that response is just hilarious! But his mother’s words told him clearly that he had crossed the line. I read something in the Huffington Post today

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True Confessions: Sarah

You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth! (Just kidding, I’m sure you can)  I’m taking a break from my usual Wisdom Wednesday column to offer you my True Parenting Confessions…   Sometimes, I secretly eat candy behind the kids’ backs. When my four year old asks what I’m eating, I lie and say

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Empathy: A Great Discipline Tool

[Original here] I’ve been told that I’m a strict mama and I can’t say I disagree.  My kids are awesome; therefore, I hold them to the high standards they deserve.  I rarely give into a temper tantrum…I’m far too red-headed for that.  But the trick I learned early on, and need to remind myself of often,

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Wisdom Wednesday

Keeping things “fair” between siblings When I was pregnant with my second child, I was really on top of the whole “building positive sibling bonds” thing. I bought Nate a doll with his own bottle, diaper and bib. I read “Siblings Without Rivalry” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish three times. We took books out of

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Wisdom Wednesday

Re-thinking Our Expectations Did you happen to catch this article from NPR? It’s entitled “Teacher Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform” and discusses evidence that teacher expectations of students really do have an influence on their performance. Interesting, to me, for several reasons. Of course, I’m interested in how this affects what I do as a

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