Concerning Kids

Winter Ideas

Can we be honest? January and February may be our least favorite months of the year. The holiday excitement has come and gone, it’s typically cold, it’s grey and spring is still months away. Did we mention the sickness and … Continue reading

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Talking Tragedy Las Vegas

After learning of this week’s horrific terror attack in Las Vegas, many of us are watching and reading the news still trying to intellectually and emotionally comprehend. But what do you do when you realize your five year old walked … Continue reading

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Supporting New Parents

No matter how much you organize, practice, read and plan, nothing fully prepares you for parenthood. Having a baby changes your life. It doesn’t matter if it is your first child or your seventh.  You face long nights and a … Continue reading

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Summer Child Care 2018

When the last school bell rings, most kids cheer for summer! But many parents are left scrambling to find childcare options. Whether you choose a formal child-care center, family day care or hire an older student to help run your … Continue reading

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Summer Bucket

Its official, summertime is almost here! How will your kids kick off their break from school? Will it be action packed activities or filled with easy mornings and sleeping in?   Summers look different for each family. Your children may … Continue reading

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Stewards

Is knowledge power or ignorance bliss? When dealing with child abuse, complacent ignorance does not mean the problem does not exist, but merely that we refuse to see it. Knowledge really is power but it also requires action. Educating ourselves … Continue reading

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Sports

The player crouched in ready position near his third base post. Early in the season, his eyes beamed with determination and excitement. His dad stood nearby at the fence next to the visitor’s dugout calling, “Be ready. Just like practice. … Continue reading

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Special Needs

“Mama why is that boy in that chair? What is that chair?” I immediately felt flustered and had no idea how to respond. My three year old was innocently asking about an older boy, about eight years old, and his … Continue reading

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Shaken Baby

When the doctor first places your sweet bundle of joy into your arms, it’s hard to imagine the lifetime of joys and frustrations that are ahead of you. The first smile, first words or first steps can make your heart … Continue reading

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Seuss

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss   Dr. Seuss knew how to engage children while communicating big messages to adults at the same time. What a great reminder – a person has rights, boundaries, worth, … Continue reading

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