True to You

I recently have noticed a developing trait in both my boys.  While I consider them to be fairly compliant to my rules, they both have a streak of independence running through them that expresses at the most inopportune moments.  When I ask them to do something, they know they have to do it, but they

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Testing 1-2-3

We are fortunate to live in an area where my boys have access to a great public school.  Since my husband and I have made the choice for them to attend a public school, we knew going in that standardized testing would be part of our boys’ curriculum. My youngest won’t be tested until next

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The Law of Opposite Behavior

My ten-year old had a rough start to the week.  His classroom recently switched to online homework and it’s a lot more tedious and time-consuming than what his regular paper packets used to be.  He’s been trying to put some homework time in before school as to preserve his precious free-play time in the afternoons.

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Decoding Your Child

Often, it holds true that in relationships, opposites attract.  In my own marriage, my husband is a confident and strong leader who relies on logic to make his decisions in life and in the business world.  I generally shun leadership roles and live my life based almost solely on emotions.  We are an excellent balance

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Building Social Connections

I am a board member for a non-profit that specializes in vision screenings for children.  I try to be as hands-on as possible to see what is working for the organization and what is not.  A couple of weeks ago I made a point to attend a school vision screening from start to finish.  It

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