Feel confident and in control

Feel confident and in control

How fatigue may be making parenting harder

Joni and Karl had three children ages 7, 9. And 11. They loved their kids and enjoyed spending time with them. However, Joni and Karl both noticed that their kiddos frequently told li...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 7 of October, 2020
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Helping our children adapt to the realities of COVID-19

As the recommendations around social distancing and reopening continue to evolve, we must respond and make plans according to our own comfort ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 9 of July, 2020
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Vaccines are safe and MMR vaccine is not related to autism

Before you read this post, I want to clarify my position as an educator to avoid anyone reading anything into what I want to write about vaccines....

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 18 of June, 2020
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How to explain the difference between needs and wants to small...

Children may be saying things like, “This isn’t the kind I like!” “But I want…” and “Can we get some tomorrow?” Even in more normal times, young children ar...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 10 of June, 2020
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How to support your child when they feel worried

During these uncertain times, we can’t promise our children things that we don’t control. We don’t know if people we love will become sick or that ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 21 of May, 2020
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By recognizing signs of stress, you can help your child manage...

Patricia was concerned because her four-year-old daughter Mary had started wetting the bed suddenly. Mary also returned to baby-talk to express her needs...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 29 of April, 2020
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Simple ways of talking about COVID-19 with young children

Sam and Julie were so happy to hear that they could leave their apartment with their young children to take a walk around the neighborh...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 24 of April, 2020
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Practical ways to support teens who are stressed out about school

On Sunday evening June was in the kitchen preparing dinner for her family. Her 16-year-old son, Timothy, walked into the kitchen and slumped into a chair. June looked at he...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 16 of January, 2020
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Baby supplies: What you really need and what you don’t

Jennifer and Thomas were going to have their first child. Jennifer was 7 months pregnant and actively getting ready for the birth of her son. She read baby magazines, she...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 13 of December, 2019
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Breastfeeding and drinking alcohol

Krista was exclusively breastfeeding her 4-month-old daughter, Lauren. At dinner Krista and her husband, Kent, would have a glass of wine while Lauren sat in her s...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 29 of November, 2019
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