Posts by Lynne Watts

“It’s Mine!” Tackling the Sharing Dilemma

Is Sharing Always the Answer? You can’t be around a group of kids for any length of time without the issue of sharing coming up. Johnny has a truck that Anthony wants…NOW! Anthony grabs the truck from Johnny and Johnny starts crying. Suzy wants to play with the doll that Chrissy has.  She asks politely if…

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5 easy steps kids can learn to problem solve on their own

How to Empower Kids to Be Problem Solvers  Your best friend won’t sit with you on the bus. You want to watch your favorite show on tv but you have homework to do. Your pesky brother “borrows” your favorite board game and loses some of the pieces. For children and adults, life is full of…

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how to keep your cool when your child is losing theirs

The One Secret Technique that Works There will be moments… Maybe it will seem more like days… When your child is going to get upset. It’s tough to see our children upset and hurting.  Sometimes it even triggers memories of times when we felt the same way.  (Like when you were their age and felt like everyone…

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Suffer from mid-year burnout no more…

Get Fired Up and Finish Strong The school year is more than half over and much of the excitement and anticipation of a new class is long gone. How can you keep the energy and enthusiasm going for the next few months? How can you maintain a positive focus in the midst of the negative…

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Why we should celebrate not worry about introverts

Six Reasons to Celebrate Introverts In parenting classes, I often hear concerns about children who are introverts. Parents worry that they won’t make friends, won’t be successful and will be unhappy throughout their lives. In the book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, the author, Susan Cain puts these…

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5 Steps to Growing Up a Confident Child

How do you teach confidence? As parents, educators and other concerned adults, we all want children to grow up and be confident, courageous and successful. Being confident is not a gift. It’s not built into a child’s DNA. Is not something that descends upon you, fully formed. No one wakes up one morning and discovers they are suddenly (thank goodness,…

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