Feel confident and in control

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How fatigue may be making parenting harder

Nicole was working from home while trying to oversee her children’s academic learning that was taking place in a mix of online and ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 7 of October, 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...

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 are still learning the differ...

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 exp...

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 neighborhood. Their childre...

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 sl...

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 h...

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 swing next to the table. Aft...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 29 of November, 2019
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When to end purees and start soft table foods with your infant

Julia was delighted to begin solid foods with her 6-month-old son Brandon. Brandon was a champion eater and quickly learned to manage the iron-fortified rice cereal fed to him from a spoon. As Bran...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 15 of November, 2019
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