As our children get older teaching them life lessons and good habits becomes more important than ever… Recently, as I caught a glimpse of the latest unimaginable newsflash (and it does seem like there are more than usual these days)… I was struck with an overwhelming need to teach my daughters, that should anything unimaginable […]

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Holidays, birthdays, and other gift-giving occasions are a wonderful time to reflect on the types of investments we want to make as parents. I do see gifts for children as investments. Not only are they investments of money, but investments of our time and in our children. What do we want to encourage? What do we […]

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It comes as no surprise that during the holidays gratitude is on everyone’s mind.  There are many ways to express gratitude and this year our family decided to try a new one, a family gratitude journal.  In years past I have had first grade students create individual gratitude journals, so using a similar process our […]

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As the girls get older and confront many new situations, I am finding that one of the most important things I can teach them, is how to find a sense of peace within themselves. Whether it is a situation with peers, pressure from school, or scary things they hear about in the news, we want […]

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At Playful Learning we know all that you do for your family. We see the photos, read the emails, and hear the stories about all of the little and big things… We know that it all starts at home and you are making it happen. So, on this Friday after Thanksgiving, we would like to […]

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