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Helping My Little ‘Follower’ to Think Independently

(All names and identifying characteristics have been changed to protect the privacy of minors mentioned in this post.) Recently, my preschooler got me thinking about how I can help him think independently and be less of a ‘follower.’ My son currently attends a great preschool program that he really loves and where he is thriving. […]

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Ten Things I Learned While Taking My Children’s Holiday Photos

Every year, I become excited about dressing my kids in festive clothing and capturing perfect holiday photos for our Christmas card. You know exactly what I envision: my adorable little ‘elves’ smiling beautifully for the camera with neatly smoothed clothing and gleaming eyes.  Something straight out of a Pinterest page.  The type of holiday photos that make […]

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Beyond the Label: Helping Kids See the ‘Ability’ in ‘Disability’

While running errands, my daughter and I often run into a young man at his place of employment who is friendly and seems to be well-liked by his co-workers.  He is very pleasant and always chats with me about my daughter while completing the tasks he is assigned;  It seems, however, that it has been obvious to […]

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