Quote (Devon)

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My wise friend told me this yesterday and I think I am in love with this thought. Always be open to learning something from others. You may disagree with them on some things, but you might find that there is much more to them, when you don’t immediately reject them based on your initial reaction. Every one of us has something to offer to the world. And every one of us deserves to be heard.

Let kids have feelings without distractions

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Another eye-opening article from Janet Lansbury – Elevating Childcare™. I was just learning all these things when I read it first and it made a lot of sense. I know we all feel tempted to distract a child when he is upset, but do we really have to? What are we trying to reach by keeping the child from experiencing his own feelings fully and learning from them? Think about it.

“I may be overly sensitive, but it even bothers me when I see an adult smiling at a crying, upset or sad child. Why do we want to manipulate young children’s moods and feelings?” -Magda Gerber
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Happy Holidays

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Enjoy the holidays!
Aim for the Moon in 2013 and you will definitely land among the stars. The sky is the limit to what you can become to yourself, your family and your children when you try to become a little bit better, a little bit kinder, and a little bit more educated every day. After all, everyone deserves the best in this life. And the best comes with new discoveries and desire to change for the better, and not to be stuck in the same old (possibly wrong) routine, same old beliefs and same old 2012.
All the best to you and your loved ones!

P.S. Hey, look, I even got snow for this fence. Our first snow today, exciting even if for just an hour.