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Catch Them in the Act! A Proven Method of Discipline

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Have you ever been going about your day peacefully, when suddenly your child does or says something that is completely unacceptable? You quickly jump into action to catch them in the act, pointing out the deed, making sure your child knows what they have committed will not be tolerated. You may even wag your finger, raise your voice, and threaten punishment if said behavior is ever exhibited again. This is what we call discipline, and it’s a must. Children need to know when they’re out of line.

Sooo why then do we find ourselves in this cycle over and over again concerning the same exact behaviors? Continue reading →

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Race to Nowhere: The Pressure on Overachieving Children

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I feel as though I am sounding like a broken record, but I have education on the brain a lot lately. Yesterday I spoke about how and why to avoid having your children placed on a remedial track in public school; but what about children like me who are placed in advanced tracks from Elementary school? Is it beneficial? What are the ramifications of having high expectations set on you for achievement from a young age? We look at our overachieving smiling kiddos and assume they’re happy, but a lot of times they are under tremendous tension. Continue reading →

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Your Child is Not Remedial: The Problem with Tracking

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The other day I wrote about shedding the labels others put on you and learning to Identify Yourself. Little did I know how timely it was because I had a conversation with some moms today that really got me…heated. Every so often I get a glimpse into what others are experiencing with their children and it just makes me ache inside. I am a Homeschooler, and although I don’t believe there is a clear cut answer for how everyone should educate their children, I believe other options need to be explored when there are definite issues with the current state of affairs. Continue reading →

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Happy Anniversary Laguerres: Eleven Years

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Happy AnniversaryHappy Anniversary to us! Eleven years ago today I married my bestie. It really doesn’t seem like that long ago, but when I think about the experiences I’ve had in just a little over a decade, I’m in awe. There’s so much we’ve walked through that is written and lost in cyberspace on previous blogs I can no longer access. Even more that I still dare not even write about. Maybe one day. Continue reading →

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Goodbye Girl – A Lesson in Womanhood

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I heart Facebook memories. It’s one of the best changes they ever implemented. Every day I look forward to going back in time and seeing what I was doing on this day years ago. It’s usually some fun anecdote about the baby versions of my kiddos and what they were up to. Sometimes I read a quote that I wrote and I’m like, “Ooohh, that still applies today.” Other times I get an entire note that I penned and it makes me proud. Today was one of those days, and I just had to share.  Continue reading →

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