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Learning to Walk
From they time they are able to move about themselves, our children are looking for ways to go farther and faster. Learning to walk is an exciting step for the child and parent. But what should we do to make the process more healthy?
There are times when life can get us down, if we let it. We must remember that nothing is ever as bad as it seems and even the bad times have a purpose.
Letter to My Daughter
A conversation between mother and daughter on the topic of boyfriends, love, and sex.
Letter to My Nephew
While I cannot write from the view of the parent of a son, I do know how I feel about the day my nephew begins dating. From that viewpoint, I write this letter...
Life After Abandonment
Abandonment is a feeling that never goes away. A person simply cannot "get over it" without first walking through it and thoroughly exploreing it. What does happen when our children face abandonment and decide to deal?
Lining the Empty Nest
We often spend too much time worrying over concepts - like Empty Nest Syndrome - over which we have no control and which are natural occurences. If allowed to take their course, they usually remedy themselves.
Louv's Last Child in the Woods
Richard Louv´s Last Child in the Woods illustrates a revealing perspective on the importance of nature in the lives of our children and how the role of nature has changed over the past few decades. He provokes us all to consider the changes we should make for the health of our children and society.
Making Halloween Memories
The best memories are made from the simplest of origins. Creating Halloween memories doesn't have to cost a lot of money as long as you rely on a good imagination.
Making the Adjustment from Single Parenting to Step-Parenting
Most single parents hope that one day they will find someone with whom they want to share their lives - including the parenting responsibilities. How do you adjust to the inclusion of a step-parent?
My Terrible Twos Tale
Terrible two´s...or three´s....or six´s...or ten´s... I know; I have been there. This is just one of my own stories...
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