Do You Believe?

How do you handle the Santa situation?  When is a good time to tell your kids the ‘truth’?  If Santa isn’t applicable to your household, what about the Tooth Fairy or any other aspect of family life that is slightly ‘magical’? So far, my eight year old is still solidly into believing.  He has this

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The Prodigy Myth

If your child shows flashes of natural ability in a certain subject, sport or creative endeavor, how do you keep up the momentum?  On the flip side, if your child isn’t immediately awesome at something new, how much do you push them to practice so they can see the fruits of their labor? As parents,

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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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Perfectly Thankful

  This is time of year that again and again we are reminded to be thankful.  We should make gratitude lists, create thankful-based art projects for our kids and host or travel to a bountiful Thanksgiving feast.  It’s easy to lose sight of your blessings when you have so many obligations to fulfill.  Often, the

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