I love writing about parenting, and I love parenting quotes. So, today I want to share some of my favorite parenting quotes. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” Benjamin Spock “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he

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I absolutely love the quote about fairness by Rick Riordan: “Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same. Fairness means everyone gets what they need.” For printing, feel free to download the word art freebie without watermark. If you’d like to share the image online, please use the image with the watermark. Of course, I always appreciate when you link to my post, too.

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I saw a video yesterday about Adam Grant’s research on givers and takers. The concept of givers and takers isn’t new, but Adam Grant, Wharton’s youngest tenured professor and highest-rated teacher, has some fascinating research about givers, takers, and matchers that can make a definite difference in the world. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you). Research about Givers, Takers,

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World Vitiligo Day June 25 is World Vitiligo Day, helping bring global awareness to the skin disorder characterized by skin depigmentation. At the World Vitiligo Day site, you can learn more about vitiligo and even sign a petition. Having a Positive Body Image with Vitiligo My daughter, Christina, has vitiligo. It started at age 11 and gradually spread over much of her body. I

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A month ago, I published a post with “Best Mother’s Day Quotes.” Today, I want to share my favorite Father’s Day quotes. These are great for scrapbooking, greeting cards, and many Father’s Day projects. In honor of the awesome fathers around the world, here are my favorite Father’s Day quotes: “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed

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This quote by Hodding Carter is one of my favorite parenting quotes: “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.” In our family, we’ve used a combination of love (“How to Help Each of Your Children Feel Special”), Montessori principles (“Top 10 Montessori Principles for Natural Learning”), and striving to follow

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There are way too many negative body-image messages online. Fortunately, there are some positive messages online as well. I shared lots of body-image resources in my post called “Helping Mothers and Daughters Have Healthy Body Images.” Today, I want to celebrate some positive body-image messages found online. 1. Embrace your body. In “This Woman Wants to Change How All of Us See Our Bodies,”

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I’ve written a number of posts about body image. I think it’s too important of an issue to ignore. Whether we’re parents, grandparents, uncles or aunts, teachers, coaches, or friends, we need to be aware of the body-image messages we’re giving children … or people of any age. Here’s a post with lots of body-image resources for females: Helping Mothers and Daughters Have Healthy

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Mother’s Day quotes are wonderful for scrapbooking, greeting cards, and many Mother’s Day projects. In honor of the loving mothers around the world, here are my favorite Mother’s Day quotes: “Who fed me from her gentle breast And hushed me in her arms to rest, And on my cheek sweet kisses prest? My mother. “Who ran to help me when I fell, And would

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I’ve written before about 30-Day Challenges. Some of the reasons I use 30-Day Challenges are to try something new, develop a new habit, accomplish a task, and make my time more memorable. The Power of 15 Minutes for 30-Day Challenges Many of my 30-day challenges need a minimum amount of time each day. I typically use 15 minutes as my minimum. If I can

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I’ve written a lot about females and body image. But negative body-image messages affect males, too. Here are some thought-provoking articles about common problems many males have with body image. Male Body Image Men and Boys Also Suffer from Body Image Issues from My FOX Austin Male Body Image Posts from The Huffington Post What You Need to Know about Men and Eating Disorders

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