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Building Resilience In Ourselves and Our Children

Many of us are parenting through uncharted territory right now. We have been told to keep our children out of school for 1 ½ months, to stay home, away from playgrounds, other children, extended family members, and the public spaces we love to frequent during the rainy season. And while we try to stay hopeful …

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Practicing Gratitude: What Are You Thankful For?

At Camilla’s 6-year birthday party she was showered with gifts from friends and family. Her parents were overwhelmed with gratitude for the generosity that was shown to their daughter. But when the family arrived home after the party, Camilla became upset, crossing her arms and pouting because “she didn’t get the gift she really wanted.” Instead of …

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The Greatest Gifts Don’t Come In A Shiny Wrapped Package

The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect back on the gifts you’ve received over your life. We’re not talking about the types of gifts that can be wrapped in a shiny box or fit under a Christmas tree — but the ones that live in your heart and stay with you daily. Parenting Now! …

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Raising Grateful Children

A couple of years ago, on a crisp and sunny October day, I left my office for a lunch break and drove to a local cafe. Many students waited in line and filled the outdoor tables. As I walked in, an attractive young woman, who appeared to be about 17, approached me. She wore fashionable distressed skinny …

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