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Author: Jan Lynn

Another Explosion!

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
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Attachment

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
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On Using the N word………..

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
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Let’s Talk About Sex

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. 
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Diversity Discussion

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,
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Building a Legacy

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
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LIFE’S RULES

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
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How do YOU teach children honor?

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
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What’s in a Word?

We underestimate the power of language so very much.  We call each other names, we use harsh tones and we even use silence as a weapon.   Verbal assaults are as dangerous as physical ones, and in
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Good Mom / Bad Mom?

There’s a lot of name calling going around lately.  A couple of recent news stories have raised some eyebrows about parenting styles.  First was the Mom who was so frustrated with her children’s
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