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Do We Really Listen?

I was doing some work at the back of our house when I became aware that my son had quietly come to stand beside me. I looked up and my attention was caught by some black marks on his face. Puzzled, I asked, “What are those black marks on your face, Peter?” He was silent. But as I continued to …

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A Chicken, a Fox and a Sack of Corn – Solving Problems Mommy Style

A farmer needs to get a sack of corn, a chicken, and a fox across a river in his small boat. He can only take one item with him each trip. He knows that if he leaves the fox alone with the chicken, the fox will eat the chicken, and if he leaves the chicken alone with the corn sack, …

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Making Time For Your Kids

Finding time to spend with her kids can be a challenge for a working mother. “You’ll say the same thing …, I’m too tired today, I’ll tell you a story tomorrow night,” wailed my six-year-old daughter in response to my “… tomorrow night, sweetheart.” I wake up every morning plunging into a whirlpool of activities that need to get done …

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Introducing Your Child To The Enchanting World of Reading

Reading is a passport to an enchanted world of travel, romance and adventure, floating with the genie on a magic carpet where ever the tale takes you. With reading, children can go anywhere in the world! They can be princes or princesses, paupers, emperors, jugglers, martians, explorers in space or…. The possibilities are endless! READING skills are extremely important, even …

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