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What co-regulation looks like

A young child is so frustrated and overwhelmed that she just hit her big sister.  As the adult responsible for managing this moment, can we comfort and protect one child while disciplining and guiding the other? And can we do this without shaming or hurting the child who did the...

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What a two young boys taught their grandma about anger

I gave SnuggleBuddies to my grandsons while they were visiting for Christmas to help them learn about feelings, but what happened next surprised me.   You see, that Christmas morning, we had a situation, one that caused my dog to get very, very sick. My dog had gotten into some chocolate candy. ...

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Behavioral charts: I’m totally over it

My friend Katie called me in tears last week. Her three-year-old son Max started having these new, long, weepy temper tantrums every day at preschool drop-off. Katie had the mamma guilt blues. Why was Max getting so upset? He loved school. How could she keep leaving him like this each...

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I love you. I am listening. 

If you are a parent of young children, the big lie is that you are not enough. This week's meditation is a reminder from your higher self to your higher self. Say no to rushing. Say no to self-doubt and judgment.

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