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6 Ways To Get Your Kids to Open Up

It turns out the connection a kid needs to feel with his parents in order to open up and talk to them is cemented long before the teen years. Julie Romanowski, a parenting coach in Vancouver, says communication skills are built even in infancy and toddlerhood.How crazy is that! It’s not that you can’t work […]

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Positive Intention Setting For Back to School

INTENTION SETTING FOR KIDS If you’ve done yoga, meditation or anything spiritual, you have probably been invited to set an intention by your teacher.  It’s something touted by spiritual seekers, advisers, and success gurus like Tony Robbins, Wayne Dyer and a personal favorite, Louise Hay.  My hypothesis, after years of practicing intention setting was that […]

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4 Benefits of Showing Kids Unconditional Love

Ditch the pressure to have your kids succeed in school, athletics, and socially. Actually, just trade it in for unconditional love.  This doesn’t mean you have zero expectations of your children or that you shouldn’t help them accomplish goals and achieve. It just means that you want to be careful to balance the expectations with […]

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My #1 Go To Parenting Technique

When I was training to be a psychotherapist, I was lucky to be working with some of the top therapists in New York. What I learned early on became the foundation of my parenting philosophy and has helped me in so many situations.  I hope it can help you too!  Ready, here it is: When […]

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6 TIPS TO EASE BACK TO SCHOOL JITTERS Cute First Day of School Lunch 🙂 Based on my experience as a parent and my work with children, these are my back to school tips for reducing anxiety. Prioritize sleep at least 1-2 weeks before the start of school. Everyone is better equipped to handle life […]

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A Child’s Adorable Plea for Lunchbox Notes….

“The need for Lunchbox Love comes from little voices too…” This was the title of an email I received this week from my friend, Gillian Fein; a fellow mompreneur  and creator of the  LaLa Lunchbox app.  She had just attended a publishing party at her  son’s Kindergarten class. They were learning about persuasive writing and identifying issues that need […]

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The Best Way to Teach Your Child Gratitude

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~Melody Beattie Studies have shown that grateful children are happier and, […]

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A Magical Bond

There is nothing like the unconditional love of a grandparent.  If you’ve been lucky enough to have been raised with at least one, or in my case 3 grandparents and a great grandparent, you know what I mean. Here’s a fun fact for you, Jimmy Carter, signed the proclamation making Grandparents Day a national holiday […]

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Dr. Maya Angelou Discusses Gratitude

“Every age I’ve been grateful…Get up in the morning: Thank you, Lord. Thank you for this day. Thank you for the light coming through the window. Thank you that I’m breathing. Thank you for everything. Thank you for the phone call that told me I had the job. Thank you for the phone call that […]

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Meaningful Ways To Use Lunchbox Love

We are constantly amazed and inspired by our beautiful community of moms and dads and their use of Lunchbox Love. This week we received a moving note from a mother who is working really hard to raise her kids to be good, kind human beings.  With that she shared a picture of the note she […]

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