Upcoming Workshop: Toddlers & Preschoolers: Practical Strategies Using Gentle Discipline

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This workshop is being offered to parents and other care-givers based on the principles of Gentle Discipline. Strategies presented will be non-punitive and will support respectful limit-setting. Participants will discuss concrete examples and real-life scenarios such as hitting, sharing, separation, “back-talk”, whining and tantrums. Limited background theory will be provided, so it is recommended that participants be familiar with the … Read More

Alison SmithUpcoming Workshop: Toddlers & Preschoolers: Practical Strategies Using Gentle Discipline

Laundry Fairies and Sheep Shearing

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Are you feeling overwhelmed by everything on your To-do List? Don’t have time to even write a To-do List? Some days, does it feel like you cannot ‘do it all’? Maybe you don’t need to. And (I won’t tell) maybe you don’t even want to. Perhaps you are eye-balling that pile of 2013 tax papers, wishing they would spontaneously combust, … Read More

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It’s better to be weird, than boring

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“It’s better to be weird, than boring” my mother always said. As a teen, I sighed and probably rolled my eyes. (Sorry, Mom.) But she was on to something. Not only is it boring, but it’s counter-productive to the needs of our current society! How many amazing minds have you heard of that are ‘just like everyone else’? I recently … Read More

Alison SmithIt’s better to be weird, than boring