Mama J on December 16th, 2008

In last Thursday’s post I asked for feedback about night fears and received some really great comments, both on this blog and over my e-mail.  As comments came in, I was reminded of the importance of vocabulary.  The term “night fears” is so close to “night terrors” that I thought it worth distinguishing between the two. […]

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Mama J on December 11th, 2008

Today I simply have a question for you all.  I’d love to hear from parents who have experienced the return of night fears in the eight- nine-ten-year old age group.  I remember reading somewhere (I am dredging my memory for the source and coming up with nothing) that this is a common age for the […]

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Mama J on November 25th, 2008

It’s almost Thanksgiving Day again in the good ol’ U.S. of A.  Messages with cartoon turkeys and horns of plenty are crossing my computer screen.  The stores display sections of brown, orange, and zucchini green criss-crossing the reds and greens of Christmas (can’t we do one holiday at a time?  But, I digress….) The question […]

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Mama J on October 14th, 2008

In rare form today, I’m stating my conclusion first: I don’t think there is any one right time or age for your daughter to get the first holes in her precious earlobes.  However, these considerations and stories might help you make or refine your plan about what is probably the most common request from daughters […]

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Mama J on October 2nd, 2008

My daughter was in a first and second-grade loop, which means she kept the same teacher and classmates for two years.  When that second grade class was split evenly into thirds, headed for three different third grades, Amy lost the company of one of her close friends. “She’ll become closest friends with someone else,” Amy […]

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Mama J on September 25th, 2008

“Most people know that problems can arise with the sense of hearing and the sense of sight, but few people realize that problems can also arise with the sense of touch.”  –Hardy Brain Training As I’ve watched my daughter make the transition to third grade this fall, I’ve noticed that many, many of the girls […]

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