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From the Director

It was my pleasure to attend several of the Group Meetings in February and at two of them, the topic of “exclusion of friends” came up. Hence my topic for this month. This behavior very often surfaces in preschool. It isn’t easy to watch especially with your own children, whether they are being excluded or the other way around. I […]
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It is certainly no news to co-op parents that reading to your children must be a daily occurrence, but these two stories should be eye-opening for you. As a grandparent, my interaction with little children has changed from the other teaching stages in my life. No longer am I the primary parent, nor am I the teacher in the classroom. […]
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“…and Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again!” I used to hear this familiar line in the holiday song and ruefully think, “No kidding.”  Now I smile in remembering that feeling and know that many of you are in that same boat this week. With a brand new year and perhaps new resolve, we all are […]
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Long ago and far away when I was a young girl, my parents often praised my sister as the “smart one” and me as the “pretty one,” or at least that was my perception. Early on, I had braces on my teeth. My pre-teen sister was given a choice to have her teeth straightened, but she didn’t think it was […]
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Whether you are on the phone or computer, fixing dinner, or talking with another adult, children interrupting is not uncommon.  By nature, children are impatient and when they want something, they want it immediately, which often translates into interrupting an adult conversation or activity. No doubt this is a frustrating occurrence and I wonder if you have you found yourself […]
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My boys are in their late 30s and I am grateful every day that Bill and I have a close relationship with them…very different from the relationship we had with our own parents. We don’t share day-to-day occurrences other than the ubiquitous FB, but we treasure the many times we are together sharing a meal or an experience, laughing or […]
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