For the Love of Reading (Part Two)

In Part One of this series, I gave reading suggestions for young children.  In this post, I will focus on ideas for older kids.  My hope is that you find books that capture your children’s imagination so they are more likely to keep reading. One series that got both my boys excited about reading was My

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For the Love of Reading (Part One)

When my boys were young, they were rambunctious.  I had a difficult time managing their high energy levels as well as my expectations of them.  I had never been tackled-hugged in all my life before having them.  Once they entered my world, tackle-hugs were the norm. Whenever we were home for extended periods, negotiating their

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Either/Or

When my husband is traveling for work I have to devise ways to keep my boys in line.  This means being proactive in how I approach their behavior.  I have learned that they need extra time, care and attention when dad is not around if I have any hopes of them being compliant.  The challenge

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Get Into the Groove of School

By now we all should be back into full swing with the school year. In theory, we should have figured out the perfect time to get our kids up, going and happily out the door. For most of us, this isn’t our reality. Often we are fighting with our kids just to get them dressed

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Welcome to our new blog for parents

My name is Diana DeVaul and I am excited to start contributing to the Riverview Counseling Services blog.  My goal is to support readers in your parenting and everyday life endeavors which of course fits in beautifully with Riveview’s philosophy.   Hopefully as you read, you will find positive support, education and real-life applications to

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