Please, Thank you and What Really Matters

by Nicholeon April 15,2014 in Child DevelopmentDisciplineGrowthParenthood

  You know the drill. A well-intended adult dangling a desired object just out of your child’s grasp, and with a flash of a smile and saccharin-sweet voice, “Now what’s the magic word?”  If the magic is word is offered up quickly,  situations like these are relatively painless, but they also leave the impression of […]

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In Her Own Time: Musing on Walking and Other Developmental Milestones

by Heatheron August 22,2013 in Family JourneyGrowthHealth and WellnessLearningNatural Parenting Style

It was a simple, easy morning. We woke up a little extra chipper, worked our way up to and through a decently yummy oatmeal breakfast. She crawled and knee-walked around, particularly fascinated with two plastic balls – one yellow, one blue. She’s been dropping and pseudo-throwing things lately (mostly balls and stones) and just watching […]

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