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Tough Conversations | Talking to Kids about Death

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With tragedy after tragedy happening on a seemingly endless cycle in our world, I reached out to a local child Psychologist for some advice about how to talk about death with children. This solicitation was prompted after a heart-breaking conversation about death with my kindergartener, and realization that my husband …

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Yes, I am THAT mom.

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We’d been hearing the girl’s name for months. Sometime just before my daughter’s spring break from kindergarten, she announced, “I asked Amy* (*name has been changed) to play with me today at recess, and she said ‘no’ really mean.” Of course, I hate hearing that anyone doesn’t want to play …

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Say “Yes”

jessica lock says say yes to your kids

“Mom can I take these three tubs out and make a craft?” “No.”  “Mom, can I bake cookies by myself?” “No.”  “Mom, can I plan a lemonade stand?” “Not today.”  “Mom can we set up the water slide?” “Does it have to be now?” Sometimes “no” is so much easier. …

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