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Mind-Body Hacks For Happier Kids

By | 2017-11-08T23:02:36+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Mindfulness, Parenting|

Kathy Flaminio is a social worker, certified yoga instructor, researcher, and witness to the power of mindful movement to transform a child’s academic success and emotional well-being. She’s also the founder of 1,000 Petals, a Minnesota-based consulting company that offers education and training in the science and practice of mindfulness and movement. Research shows that [...]

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The Cookie Connection: Teaching My Kids To Love Abundantly

By | 2017-11-02T14:00:38+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Parenting|

Halloween is over; our family candy horde is replenished, and the squirrels are chewing the faces off our jack-o-lanterns. It’s snowing here in Minnesota, and my thoughts have turned to my next and biggest holiday hurdles: Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are turkeys to consider, and wish lists and mall trips and cascades of Amazon deliveries. [...]

How To Enjoy The Game Without Knowing The Rules

By | 2017-12-04T22:18:50+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Parenting|

The first time I saw a baseball game, I sat shoulder-to-shoulder with my grandfather on my parents’ couch, while men on TV swung bats and trotted back and forth, over grass and patches of dirt. My grandfather’s hands were folded neatly in his lap and his mustache was groomed just-so. He smelled like Dove soap. [...]

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Don’t Try Harder, Try Differently: Tackling Learning Challenges With Judy Bandy

By | 2017-10-13T16:40:53+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Parenting|

It’s not easy to recognize learning disabilities in our kids. To the untrained eye, disorders like ADD or ADHD might look like laziness or lack of self-control—traits that many of us were (wrongly) brought up to believe are problems of character rather than problems of neurology. And we worry, that by labeling a problem we’re [...]

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How To Parent With A Brave And Breaking Heart

By | 2017-12-04T22:19:14+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Parenting|

There’s a myth in our society, that turning into a parent is like turning into a butterfly. You’re supposed to be transformed not just into “a mom” or “a dad,” but into MOTHER and FATHER. You’re supposed to be a warm hug and an all-seeing symbol. You’re supposed to be full of new rhythms and [...]

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