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calming kids

March 6, 2011


Image from Microsoft clip art. The next two strategies are from the Second Step programme. In the programme, children are told that they should do some deep breathing in situations where they find they are having strong feelings, such as being overexcited, angry, or upset. We tell kids that it’s ok to have strong feelings, but doing the […]

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“do your boys always play so well?”

January 10, 2011


that was the question the electrician asked after having spent a week at our house fixing the electrics. “pretty much” I replied. i could go on about how as a parent educator i would look like a goose if my kids were ratbags, but I save that for another time. “makes me wonder what i’m doing wrong” […]

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