Making Peace with War

War card gameThe first card game that virtually every preschooler learns to play is “War.”  The deck is divided in half then each player turns over a card and the player with the higher card collects both cards.  If the cards match, each player places three cards down and then the player with the higher fourth card collects all.  This continues until one player possesses the entire deck. Read more

Overdoing I Love You

I-heart-you-hanging-Happy-Valentines-Day-2015-WallpaperThere is no doubt that the unconditional love of her mother and father plays a critical in ensuring a child’s mental and emotional health.  Consequently, psychologists recommend that parents regularly remind their little one that she is loved.  But I think it is important to make the distinction between “regularly” and “routinely.” Read more

The Inevitability of Guilt

IMG_6882It is impossible to be a parent and not suffer frequent bouts of guilt.  You are always going to regret something you did or didn’t do with your kids.  Fortunately, children are remarkably resilient.  They will recover from whatever real or imagined sin you have committed and probably will have long forgotten about it while you are still beating yourself up about it.

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