Category Archives: Communication

Disney/Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’: 5 Talking Points for Parents

*Contains some spoilers* When the trailers for Disney/Pixar’s latest project were first released, I was immediately intrigued. A movie about a child’s emotional experiences, from the perspective of the emotions themselves? Sign me up! Inside Out was released this weekend … Continue reading

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Correcting a Child Without Criticism

Some time over the summer, I came across a great article on the fine line between correcting and criticizing a child. I say fine line because all too often I have seen and heard parents cross that line without realizing … Continue reading

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Why Are Teens So Moody?

Yesterday I had a profound conversation online with my 14 year old cousin. She’s such a smart girl. She answered the question in the title with one simple phrase. Here’s how the chat went*: Traci: How’ve you been? 14yo: Good, … Continue reading

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Why Children Should Be Creative Thinkers and How to Make It Happen

Recently I asked CSers on the Facebook page what topics they’d like to hear more on. One reader requested a post on creative thinking and fostering it in children. I thought it was a great idea! A few days ago, … Continue reading

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