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Help Your Child Navigate the Scary Things

Help Your Children Navigate the Scary Things

Halloween is over, but scary movies, TV shows, books, and activities are year-round. Julie Best Wilcox, LCSW at Thriveworks Counseling and Life Coaching in Chesterfield, shares important tips that can help you navigate scary things with your children. How do we help our children (and sometimes ourselves) prepare for the scary shows or events and especially […]

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Seasons of Parenting

The Seasons of Parenting

Most days I love being a parent. I may not like the arguing, the whining, and the spilling of food and drink. But in general, it’s something I’m very grateful for. However, when people tell me to appreciate my kids when they’re young, that someday they won’t want to be with me, that I will […]

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Top Secret Mom Info

Top Secret Mom Info

Top Secret Mom Info: That peanut butter and jelly sandwich you’re making? It’s edible with the crust on. No, really. It’s possible for anyone of any age to eat a crusted sandwich. As moms, we’re experts in our kids’ opinions of what they like and dislike. I know what grubby shirt my son likes to […]

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3 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

3 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

    As public schools finish the first marking period, most of us face the same upcoming event on the calendar: Parent-Teacher Conference Day. I have a confession… This teacher hates Conference Day. Don’t get me wrong, I like meeting with parents. We schedule conferences all year and welcome collaborating with parents and providing consistency […]

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Recognizing World Homeless Day

Recognizing World Homeless Day

One of my earliest memories is of sitting in the basement of my family’s church putting together a 1000 piece puzzle with a group of previously homeless men. I say they weren’t homeless at the time because they were a part of a transitional organization called CARITAS (which stands for Churches Around Richmond Involved to […]

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Kindergarten Tears...and Smiles

Kindergarten Tears…and Smiles

Kindergarten is a word that stirs many emotions in a parent’s heart. Even if your child has previously been in full-time daycare or preschool, it’s a big milestone. Things become more formal, more systematic, more grown-up somehow, and of course, cheaper (if your child is attending public school). Raising a child is a very personal […]

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My Kid is Not Stupid

My Kid is Not Stupid

  Fair warning that this blog post might be half rant and half helpful. I’d also LOVE your comments and opinions on the matter as we all know there is no go-to manual for these situations, especially with child #1. In August, we made the decision to leave a Montessori school that our daughter had […]

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