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Practical Parenting: I’m Bored

I think it’s necessary to let kids get bored once in a while – that’s how they learn to be creative. Kim Raver My son recently came to me the other day, telling me, “Pappa, I’m bored.” My heart sank. As a psychotherapist, I know that boredom is the primary way children communicate their feelings …

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Gratitude… The Attitude of the Season

Inspirational Quote Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. Oprah Winfrey Happy Thanksgiving!!! Today, in America, we celebrate a day of gratitude. In reflection, we give thanks for what is, so that we may begin the task …

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Happy Wife, Happy Life… Happy Spouse, Happy House

Inspirational Quote Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. Rumi A Depth Psychology Perspective How often do you look at the lives of others and yearn to have what you see? Our obsession with social media and its counterpart, traditional media sources, create mirrors by which many …

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To See Through the Eyes of a Child… What Dreams May Come?

Inspirational Quotes Children see magic Because they look for it… Christopher Moore History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children. Nelson Mandela Parenting through Magical Means We are all teachers. We bare this title because if we have made it this far, we have done something that only …

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To Be… What a Beautiful Gift!

Inspirational Quotes I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity. ― Eleanor Roosevelt Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! ― Dr. Seuss A Father’s Guide …

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A Seed of Hope… What will Tomorrow Bring?

Inspirational Quotes Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. John F. Kennedy Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. Henry Ward Beecher A Father’s Guide to Practical Parenting In this week’s inspiration, I turn my focus to the next generation. For it is in …

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The Spirit of Raising Good Children

Inspirational Quotes Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. Plato Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung A Father’s Guide to Wisdom Hello Friends. I hope all is well on your journey to navigate that enjoyable time we call parenting during …

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Loving Kindness – Want to Change the World… Change Within

Inspiration Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. ― Mother Theresa What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. ― Mother Teresa A Father’s Guide to Wisdom Today’s inspirational post is all about changing the world; our inner world. But to …

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What’s Your Faithful Intent: Conflict… Peace… and Inner Growth

Inspiration We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Dalai Lama Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Francis of Assisi A Father’s Guide to Wisdom “You are what you eat…” My mother told me this as a young …

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Inspiration: Parenting… A Season of Change

Daily Inspiration Childhood is a short season. Helen Hayes Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. Plato Practical Parenting There is some wisdom here. After 10 day in home lock-down, I look at my children and realize the wonder that still lies behind their eyes. This is a wonder …

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Inspiration: The Magical World of Parenting

Daily Inspiration Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. Jane D. Hull Practical Parenting One day into a California Coronavirus lockdown, but one week into my new …

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