Category Archives: Parenting

The Peer Pressure I Will Not Succumb To

“30 minutes a day.” “1 hour a day” “Only on the weekends; and only for an hour or so” These are the statements I’ve heard from parents concerning playing video games.  I totally “get it” – but I don’t limit … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Series on Progressive Education

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
Jumping Across the Abyss to Progressive Education “We destroy the … love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and…

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Plastic Magic

“I don’t believe you.”  I think I said this a million times. “It’s true,” my mother, obviously exasperated with my disbelief, replied again and again. “Are you sure? Are you really sure?” “Yes. Yes, I’m sure – I wouldn’t lie … Continue reading

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Whirlpool Sploosh Ball Wars Update

Greetings People, I know it’s been a while since I posted.  There’s actually a reason, besides the obvious one, that my brain no longer works correctly.  I, too, was worried about that for a while ~  But stay tuned, all … Continue reading

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Whirlpool Sploosh Ball Wars – Therapy in Action

We have a round pool. An above ground round pool. It is much, much, much fun. We’ve had these kind of stanchion pools for years now – and having a pool available in the Tucson’s summer heat is most desirable. … Continue reading

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Life in the Furniture Store

My mom is a HARDCORE shopper – and by hardcore, I mean anyone that shops more than me. And by ‘more than me’, I mean anyone willing to stay in a store beyond the absolute minimum time it takes to put … Continue reading

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The Five Second Rule Fail

My husband and I feel very differently about ‘the 5 second rule’ – come on, you know what it is…the rule that food dropped on the floor is edible if picked up within 5 seconds (as long as it’s not … Continue reading

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