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A Member of the Wedding

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Once again my son will march down the aisle, carrying a pillow. No, he’s not sleepy. He’s been asked to be a ring bearer in his cousin’s wedding. It’s an exciting time and an honor, but my immediate thoughts revolve around catastrophe. What if he isn’t well behaved? What if he changes his mind at… Read more »

A Parent’s Role in a Child’s Self-Esteem

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Teachers receive numerous requests from parents. “Can you please move Billy’s seat away from Nick’s?” “Could you please remind Abby to wear her glasses?” “Please excuse Missy from homework on Wednesdays because she goes to her father’s house.”

A Teacher’s Wish List

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Teachers receive numerous requests from parents. “Can you please move Billy’s seat away from Nick’s?” “Could you please remind Abby to wear her glasses?” “Please excuse Missy from homework on Wednesdays because she goes to her father’s house.”

Are You Teaching Your Kids to Lie?

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The Unintentional Mishaps of Moms and Dads. We lie to avoid punishment or embarrassment, to increase or preserve our status, to maintain privacy and to protect ourselves or someone else from harm. Just be careful what you’re modeling for your kids.

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