The Candy Conundrum

by tracy  |  23.10.17 | 20:49

It is the end of October as I write this and parents inclined toward healthy living are in a conundrum. You don’t want to be a wet blanket about one of the most beloved kid-centered events of the year, but your kids are going to be a wreck if you just let them eat all Read the full article…

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Do Not Leave Home Without These Three Things. Like, Ever.

by tracy  |  16.10.17 | 0:30

If you are new to the kids game, here is a rule that will never fail you. It is a mantra that I say to myself every time I am going out the door with one or more children. It goes like this: “A drink, a snack, a handful of Kleenex”. I know what you Read the full article…

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What About Allowance?

by tracy  |  19.09.17 | 17:47

Under the photo above is the title of a WikiHow site called “How to reward your child for good behaviour”. I wanted to use the picture, but that phrase says just about the opposite of everything I believe about allowance! If you have read any of my other posts about parenting and discipline, you probably know that I disagree with the Read the full article…

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Seeing Eye To Eye

by tracy  |  15.09.17 | 13:08

What I am suggesting is not to allow your child to monopolize your attention every minute but rather, to be mindful of how the use of eye contact can help establish a connection of mutual respect with a child. Respect for a child, you may be thinking? What I want more than anything is for Read the full article…

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A Joyful Heart

by tracy  |  23.08.17 | 18:58

This morning I was walking my dog when I saw a sign in front of a church. It read “A Joyful Heart Is Good Medicine.” I started to wonder, what does that really mean? As someone who is naturally blessed with an optimistic nature, I know it feels true for me, but it doesn’t make Read the full article…

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Why Worry About Glyphosate?

by tracy  |  16.07.17 | 13:32

First of all, worry is probably the wrong word – you don’t get anywhere worrying about anything! Why should you care about your exposure to glyphosate, and more importantly, why should you limit your children’s contact with it? It is the main chemical in “RoundUp”, the infamous pesticide being sprayed on much of what we Read the full article…

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Throw The Star Chart In The Trash!

by tracy  |  02.05.17 | 20:49

This might sound like total heresy. Most of us were raised with the idea of getting a reward for certain things like good behaviour, doing our homework, walking the dog. Perhaps we got an allowance that was contingent on certain chores, or grades at school. The opposite of rewards was probably some sort of punishment which, in Read the full article…

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Is Aluminum Destroying Our Daughters?

by tracy  |  24.04.17 | 2:44

What can make a beautiful girl want to stop eating, or to cut herself secretly? Naturally, every case has its own context and I don’t mean to solve such a complex problem with a simplistic answer. What I am really asking is why more and more young girls are expressing the emotional turmoil of the teen Read the full article…

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A Remedy for Wits' End?

by tracy  |  21.04.17 | 2:09

What if I told you there was a remedy that could help you when you have passed the limits of your endurance?  Whether it’s with your kids or your boss, did you know there is something safe and natural to take when you are really afraid you are going to lose it and do something you will Read the full article…

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Bach Remedies for Mother and Daughter

by tracy  |  11.04.17 | 22:58

Bach Flowers are among my very favourite medicines because they are so very gentle but really effective. They are prescribed based solely on an emotional picture so they are very simple to use. Here are a few that I have chosen especially for situations that can relate particularly well to moms and their girls.   Read the full article…

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