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For the Love of Adventure

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Guest blogger Tina McFadden is a children’s author. http://www.elffolk.com As a kid, I used to string twine across the furniture in my house and create islands out of stools and stacks of books, transforming my living room into a wild and dangerous jungle landscape for read more »

How Bereaved Children Think, Feel, and Behave – And What Adults Can Do to Help

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 | 0 Comments
By: Liana Lowenstein, MSW This article is designed to help you learn more about how children experience grief and what you can do to help children through this difficult time. Grief is the word used to describe the intense emotional distress one experiences following read more »

5 Reasons Kids Should do Chores

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 | 4 Comments
Guest blogger Heidi Girvan is a teacher, mother of 3, and creator of Happy Helperz, products aimed at helping children do chores independently. It is so important to get our children to help out and do chores around the house! Although it read more »

The Down Side of Up

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 | 1 Comment
Guest blogger Kim Schewitz is a marketing consultant, writer and mother of two. It’s dress up day at school. The house has been a-buzz with anticipation and costume preparation the whole week. (I’m one of those old fashioned parents who sees the value read more »

The Power of Words

Monday, February 1st, 2010 | 0 Comments
Guest blogger Kim Schewitz is a marketing consultant, writer and mother of two. A radiant summer’s day finds the sandbox wriggling and writhing with clammy contenders for the lone dump truck. Two pairs of chubby, dimpled paws simultaneously lay claim and an animated read more »

The Gift of Presence

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 | 2 Comments
Guest blogger Kim Schewitz is a marketing consultant, writer and mother of two. 8:15am. I do not care that I am galloping down two stairs at a time with my children watching, despite the fact that I have warned them against this gravity-taunting read more »

Is it Just Me? – Blessings In Disguise

Thursday, November 5th, 2009 | 0 Comments
Writer Robin Stone’s column, Is it Just Me? makes its debut at Connected Parenting today, with this piece about answering tough questions. “Mommy, what does G-d look like?” Six year-old Harrison and I lay in his bed watching the ceiling fan make its clockwise read more »

Boundaries Without Borders

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 | 0 Comments
Guest blogger Kim Schewitz is a marketing consultant, writer and mother of two. “Wake up, Lazy Bones,” the cheerful 5-year-old alarm sings at 6am. You pry your lashes from their ferocious grip and groan internally (you think) that your few hours of respite are read more »

Yom Kippur – Celebrating Mistakes

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 | 0 Comments
Guest blogger Kim Schewitz writes about the importance of making mistakes: We worry ourselves sick trying to be perfect parents. We think if we get it right we have the power to save our children from heartache. We long for the perfect career that read more »

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