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"To be a man, a boy must see a man."  (J.R. Moehringer)

Hurt people hurt people.

"Moody" and "unpredictable" are adjectives parents will often use when referring to their teenagers.

A tantruming toddler is a little ball of writhing muscle and incredible strength. It's like trying to carry a greased pig past a slop bucket.

Removing a child from a traumatic environment does not remove the trauma from the child's memory.

"The thing that impresses me most about North America is the way parents obey their children"    (King Edward VII , 1841-1910)

Many clinicians find it easier to tell parents their child has a brain-based disorder than suggest parenting changes. Jennifer Harris (psychiatrist)

Children fare better when expectations on them are clear and firm.

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. (Peggy O'Mara)

"Cutting" is a visible sign to the world that you are hurting.

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Moms Are Special

 

 

The following was sent to me by a friend and I do not know where it originated. Questions were asked to young children and  their answers are delightful.

1. Why did God make moms?

To help us out of there when we were born.

2. How did God make mothers?

God made my mom just the same like He made me. He just used bigger parts.

3. What ingredients are mothers made of?

God made moms out of clouds of dust and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.

4. What kind of little girl was your mom?

I don’t know because I wasn’t there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.

5. Why did your mom marry your dad?

My grandma says mom didn’t have her thinking cap on.

6. Who’s the boss at your house?

Mom doesn’t want to be the boss but she has to because dad’s such a goof ball.

7. What’s the difference between moms and dads?

Mom’s have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

8. What would it take to make your mom perfect?

On the inside she’s already perfect. Outside, I think some plastic surgery.

 

 

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+ Lick Your Kids

  “Lick Your Kids” (figuratively not literally) (2 hours) First […]

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  A teenager’s brain is not just an adult brain […]

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+ Reading Rescue

A program for children with reading problems

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+ Taming a Toddler

Many parents wonder what hit them when their sweet little baby turns into an unreasonable toddler – ideas for dealing with mealtime, bedtime, temper tanturms, toilet training, noncompliance, etc.

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