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Thoughts on Giving

on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 10:55

Thanksgiving. Christmas. Chanukah. Kwaanza. It’s that time of year when millions of us plunge headlong into the season of GIFTS!

Sometimes we forget important ideas like “’tis a gift to be simple.” Children help us remember. For example, after a day of creativity workshops with classes in a nearby school, I was packing my stuff in the gym when a group of children ran in to practice a dance they were working on. I stopped everything to admire their delightful energy and patterns. As I left the gym, some of the children called out, “Mimi! Thanks for watching us!”

Parents Know What Their Children Want – or Do They?

on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 13:01

Too many adults have no idea what they want because the adults in their young lives never got quiet enough to let them speak.  As parents of young children, when we are asked what our children want, we assume we know (sometimes correctly and sometimes not) and usually speak for them–especially when they are babies and toddlers. It’s perfectly natural. After all, who knows them best?

Switching Preschools – I wish I’d Thought About….

on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 15:29

My daughter went to a neighborhood preschool when she was 3.  It was right around the corner from where we lived.  She had warm and loving teachers and made some great 3-year-old friends.  There was just one issue – the outdoor space. It was tiny.  The school was being renovated, and when I asked about plans for how the outdoor play area might be expanded, I learned it was to be made even smaller during the renovations. So my husband and I started to look at alternative programs and naturally focused on the outdoor space.  

Kindergarten—Almost!

on Fri, 08/24/2012 - 09:09

Kindergarten is less than one week away! Our family is feeling very excited, but I’m sure that as the first day of school gets closer, our 5-year-old son, Sam, will be a little nervous. We’ve been talking about kindergarten, but we’re trying not to talk about it too much—we don’t want to make Sam anxious. Here are some things my husband and I are doing to keep things positive.

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