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Help Your Child Learn Better (#2) – A Lifetime of Inspiration

In my last blog post we talked about how to help your child learn better by keeping learning styles in mind. In this blog post we’ll talk about an even more important step – how to inspire your child to design their own learning situation, to ask for what they need, and to set themselves up to learn…

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Help Your Child Learn Better (Part 1)

It’s fairly common knowledge these days that people have different learning styles, but the conversation about different teaching styles isn’t as common. I’m going to share about why teaching style matters – whether in a school or a home setting – and how you can adjust your “teaching” interactions with your child to be more effective…

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Who are YOU, now that you’re a mom?

I love meeting people and hearing their stories – and the cool thing is, people seem to know it, and often tell me the coolest stuff within minutes of meeting me. A couple of weeks ago, I met a mom and she started pouring out her heart in the first five minutes after we met.…

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School and Learning and Life – Read This To Be Inspired

In this moment, I am profoundly inspired by my awareness of the perfect individuality of every child. On the eve of a new school year, I want to call out to all the parents who worry that their child will lose her “spark”, be stifled at school, or worse yet, not learn his math facts.…

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Building the Gentle Parenting Movement – Please Help – Here’s How!

Something really awesome is happening these days, and there’s a good chance that YOU have been a part of it – without even knowing it. In so many conversations and communities and grassroots villages, parents have come together around the shared value of gentle, peaceful parenting. On school playgrounds, in coffee shops, in homeschooling groups,…

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Why Girls Love Frilly Dresses (& Princess Training Camp 2015)

Friends and clients have come to me many times over the years, bemoaning the fact that their girls, no matter how gender-neutral their parenting, no matter how enthusiastically trucks and trains are offered, still tend to love frilly dresses (and high heels, and lipstick) with a passion that confuses and worries their not-so-frilly mothers. (And, to…

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The Involved Dad – Stepping Up! Happy Fathers Day

Tonight I’m thinking about all the involved dads I have met over the last years, as a parenting coach and as a school administrator. I LOVE that dads are so engaged and active with their kids these days, and in so many ways. Since I started doing admissions for a preschool, about 8 years ago,…

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