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How to Create a Positive Behavioral System in Your Home

Chances are, if you have a school-aged child, your child’s school is currently using a positive behavioral system as part of their school’s behavior management protocol. Positive behavioral systems look different from school to school. My son’s school uses a cash system where students can earn reward bucks for being safe, responsible, caring, and kind. […]

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A Boy Heart in a Girl Body

Years ago I sat across the table from a mom at a parent/teacher conference chatting away about how her daughter Bella* was doing in kindergarten. We talked about reading readiness, math skills, and writing, but what she was really interested in was how Bella was doing socially.  “Do you think she’ll grow out of it?” she asked […]

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Why It’s Okay to Talk to Strangers

My son is the most outgoing person I know. He absolutely loves talking to strangers. When he was two years old, he convinced two teenagers to read him a story at the library. Last week, I lost sight of him for a moment at a local park. When I located him, he was sitting on […]

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50 Shades of Sleep: In Defense of Early Bed Times and Self Soothing

BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Phoenix Physical Therapy to bring you our latest series titled “50 Shades of Sleep”, about…you guessed it….sleep.  Like an elusive treasure, we find ourselves obsessing about sleep not only for ourselves but for our children as well.  Although we may not consciously recognize it we are constantly making decisions […]

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A Letter to the Weary Mom

A Letter to the Weary Mom

  Dear Weary Mom, There is something beautiful about spring. After the cold and death that surrounds us in winter, spring is the promise of new life. The air is filled with an unspoken excitement; the promise of new beginnings. It whispers to us, “There is hope”. I want to whisper the same thing to […]

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