Using Storytelling To Encourage Communication

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When my three-year-old began to rock his chair at the dinner table, I told him a story from my childhood. My dad had seen me rocking my chair at the dinner table and asked me to eat the rest of my meal standing up, which served as a good deterrent never to try it again. I told my child this story only once and rest assured I’ve never seen him rocking his dining chair. On the rare occasion, he has thought of doing it, he immediately recalls the story mommy told him. I’m nowhere close to being as strict as…

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Why should my child journal and how do I encourage it?

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Children are best described as little bodies with big feelings. As a parent, you couldn’t bear stronger testimony to that. Children begin to experience a wide range of emotions from the time of their birth. However, the ability to regulate these emotions evolves much later. This emphasizes the need to give your children the opportunity to express their emotions and feelings in a way that feels comfortable and familiar to them. Developing a habit of journaling can be a great tool for them to express themselves freely.  What is Journaling? Journaling is a written record of thoughts and feelings. It…

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Parenting Mantras for 2021

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2020 has been a roller coaster of a year. As unprecedented as it was, as the year is coming to a close, it’s dawning on us that it was also a year of learning and new life lessons we didn’t know we needed. Now that we made it through the strangest year most of us have ever known, here are some parenting mantras we thought fit to carry over from the year 2020 to the next year.  One day a time: Even though it’s a different year, in many ways or at least some, the year 2021 won’t be much…

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