Parenting

Gabby (Jan Lynn), a Child Development Guru

Another Explosion!

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When are we going to get it?  Once again a horrific and deadly assault has occurred.  And once again, there are suggestions that the shooter had been on the receiving end of bullying and discriminatory behavior.  Now before anyone gets themselves all into a frenzy screaming, “That’s no excuse,” let me state emphatically, that I […] [Read More]
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Attachment

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Did you know that a child’s brain is making its connections that will aid in lifetime learning from the moment they are born?  These connections are made via experience.  Every piece of sensory information provided to an infant from the moment it’s placed in his/her mother’s arms, make neural connections.  Every smell (Mommy, Daddy, etc), […] [Read More]
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On Using the N word………..

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I was having coffee recently with someone who casually referred to a friend as a “N.” This was a business association, not a personal one, so I am comfortable that my exposure to this kind of disrespect won’t be frequent.  But of course, I was still offended and stated this but of course was told […] [Read More]
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Let’s Talk About Sex

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Ok, where are you guys?  I know you’re out there.  You’ve been quite silent and I’m wondering how to engage your thought processes?  Should I talk dirty?  Ok – if that’s what it takes, I will.  Let’s talk about sex because, after all, that topic seems to always be confronting us wherever we go, no?  […] [Read More]
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Diversity Discussion

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How do you teach your children about race, ethnicity, gender differences ….. diversity overall?  The children are listening and learning right now.  They are listening to their parent’s discussions, their teacher’s discussions, the news as they pass through rooms in their environments.  I do hope that every adult, i.e. parents, teachers, caregivers, etc is opening […] [Read More]
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Building a Legacy

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Such a sad time period we are experiencing with the loss of so many talented individuals – Farah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, and Michael Jackson.  Regardless of whether Michael Jackson’s music was a favorite or not, he was clearly a talented individual who had many inner demons tormenting his adulthood.  He was a man who felt […] [Read More]
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LIFE’S RULES

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If you open it, close it. If you turn it on, turn it off. If you unlock it, lock it. If you break it, repair it. If you can’t fix it, call someone who can (and pay them). If you borrow it, return it (in the same condition). If you use it, take care of […] [Read More]
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How do YOU teach children honor?

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Teaching children conceptual ideals is very challenging.  Learning these early in life are critical to a person developing into a trustworthy adult but children are so concrete in their thinking (see it, hear it, touch it) that teaching something that applies across circumstances is challenging.  As with most of these ideals, the most effective way […] [Read More]
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