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One Thing You Should Never Say to Your Child Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” When I was little that rhyme was the big, bad, powerful statement we used to ward off the vicious attacks of other kids. That rhyme gave us power...

Kids Are Just Bad! (Really?)

I don’t know about you, but sometimes, in those moments between sleep and awake, I get ideas, lot of them. Here’s what crossed my mind this morning. How many of you think that when a child is born all systems are turned on and ready to go?  The truth is all systems...

I Want Magic, Now!

I want magic, plain and simple! I want my kids to listen to every word I say, without question. And I want it now! That’s usually the unexpressed dream most parents have. I know you have it, because I had the same dream! Even with all I know about parenting, I still...