Connecting with Children

Boundary Setting and Redirecting with Young Children

February 21, 2014 Connecting with Children 0 Comments

“Grayson, please use a softer indoor voice. That was too loud for my ears.” “Grandma, that wasn’t me. It was my horse!!” “Grayson, you are in charge of your horse!” “Grandma, you don’t understand. My horse won’t listen to me.” “EEEEHHHHHHEEEEEEEEE” went the horse. “Grayson, please tell your horse that

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Treating Children with Respect as Whole Human Beings

January 14, 2014 Connecting with Children 0 Comments

“Why do you live alone, Boo?” Grandson, Grayson was in the back seat while I was driving. We all know it’s best to keep things simple with children while being honest. “Because there isn’t anybody to live with, Grayson.” Silent moment, then his caring voice with deep eyes looking reflective

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Old Fashioned Magic and a Sense of Wonder Serve as Medicine for Kids to Reduce Stress, Bullying, Violence and Negativity

December 2, 2013 Connecting with Children 0 Comments

There are all kinds of medicines humans take for ailments. Magic, wonder and fun are also medicines. Children need them because they touch the mind and heart with upliftment in ways that keep the imagination creative and bring a special feeling that can reduce unhealthy tendencies in dealing with life

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Communication with Toddlers is Win-Win-Win

October 10, 2013 Connecting with Children 0 Comments

“Boo” is a communication that has special meaning to me. Communication happens at all ages. We do it in different ways, with different gestures, words, sounds, whole body language. Listening to the cues and clues with those who don’t speak exactly the way we do is such a gift in

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