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Toys that Help Kids Explore – or, Why Epic is the Most Under-Merchandised Kids Movie Ever

Is it possible that some kids movies aren’t being merchandised enough?   I’m likely not the only parent who’s been disappointed at the recent crop of Pixar movies, which have devolved from being witty, insightful and original films that even grown-ups could enjoy, to (for the most part) being hollow, uninspiring merchandising vehicles for Disney […]

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10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should NOT Be “Banned” for Kids Under 12

  Cris Rowan’s Huffington Post article entitled “10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12” has been all over my Facebook wall, having been shared over 350,000 times at this writing, and has gotten a good bit of traction.  I’m sure a lot of parents go way overboard […]

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My Children Love to Help

I’ve got two kids, an 18 month-old son and a 2 1/2 year-old daughter, and I wanted to give you a little story about the value of allowing kids to help out around the house, and in the family. When my daughter was around a year old,  my husband started asking her to help unload […]

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Video Blog #4 – My Parenting Philosophy Summed Up

When trying to sum up how Scientologists approach parenting, folks have tried to compare it to one of the various popularly-packaged styles of parenting that have been making the rounds.  Attachment parenting, nurturant parenting, helicopter parenting, positive parenting, authoritative parenting, etc.    I can’t say that what I believe fits any of these, so I’ve […]

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