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Choose your battles, they say. No, don’t choose your battles, don’t even have battles! No, wait–you have to have some battles or your child will never learn resilience or responsibility! Gentle parents and newer teachers might wonder, “WHAT AM I [...]

January 8th, 2021|


No child wants to be aggressive and out of control. No one wants to feel that way. If you see behavior like that, for whatever reason, the person couldn’t see other choices in that moment! Our job as the adult [...]

November 22nd, 2020|


What are children learning when the adults around them are constantly worried about their safety? That they can’t be trusted? That they are likely to make mistakes and bad choices? That the world is an unsafe place and if we [...]

November 5th, 2020|

Habits of Thought

I think a lot about habits. Things that we do and say automatically can save us valuable time and energy, but also we humans fail to examine what we don’t think about. I want to make sure that I’m not [...]

November 3rd, 2020|


Do you think about how the children see you? Often adults want young children to learn from them, listen to them, even love them… but do they feel that you can see the world through their eyes? Do you try [...]

October 12th, 2020|


I was part of an interesting conversation going on among several thoughtful parents and teachers online the other day, about whether or not adults should intervene when young children exclude each other from play. Some follow the book by Vivian [...]

August 1st, 2020|

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