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Planning in Rest Jul 15, 2024
By: Alexandra Murtaugh

There was a fascinating thing that happened right when the covid lockdowns started in 2020– initially, most people seemed to sort of relish the opportunity to be at...

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What is Predictable is Preventable Jul 11, 2024
By: Lindsey Bernhardt

I often hear our CEO, Josh MacNeill, share a quote he heard from Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris, where she says, "What's predictable is preventable". This short, but impactful,...

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High Expectations with High Supports Jul 08, 2024
By: Alexandra Murtaugh

Last week, my 9-year-old son had a soccer game that was uncharacteristically late in the evening. A few days before his game, he asked me if he could skip his game. In his...

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Meeting Our Kids Where They Are Jul 05, 2024

Your child gets home from school and asks for a snack. Upon entering the house, he throws his coat and bookbag onto the ground and runs to the kitchen pantry to get something to eat. Following his...

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The Company You Keep Jul 02, 2024
By: Alexandra Murtaugh

If you have a toddler, or have had a toddler in the last 5 years, you may be familiar with YouTube sensation, Ms. Rachel. Ms. Rachel’s videos are developed using...

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If at First You Don't Succeed...It's Okay! Jun 27, 2024
By: Lindsey Bernhardt

I cannot tell you how many times I have parents tell me that they made a mistake. Perhaps they yelled at their kid, maybe overacted, gave too harsh a punishment, or whatever...

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Being the Constant Jun 24, 2024
By: Alexandra Murtaugh

 Recently, my 8 year old has stopped saying goodbye to me when I drop him off at school. He’s always been very conscious of others’ perception of him, but...

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Summer: Plan B Jun 20, 2024
By: Josh MacNeill

As my wife and I prepared for this summer, we knew the transition from the routine of the school year to the unstructured days of summer would be challenging. With that in mind,...

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Vacationing with Young Kids Jun 18, 2024
By: Alexandra Murtaugh

Next week, we are taking our 4 young kids to North Carolina for a summer vacation. In preparation for the long road trip, I am making sure that there are plenty of activities...

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Language Around Misbehavior Jun 12, 2024
By: Alexandra Murtaugh

Two Sunday mornings in a row, my husband and I took our kids for a walk. The first Sunday, our three year old cried on and off for most of the walk, refusing to get in the...

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Putting Verbs to Non-Verbal Communication Jun 10, 2024
By: Lindsey Bernhardt

According to Albert Mehrabian, a well known communication researcher and expert, 55% of communication is non-verbal communication. This means that over half of what we are...

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The Role of Validation in Communication Jun 06, 2024
By: Alexandra Murtaugh

Recently, my two year old has started getting increasingly upset over things. He’s also speech-delayed, so sometimes when he’s upset, he doesn’t have...

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