November 2010

Digging the Whole Hole: Home Improvement Projects with Kids

November 24, 2010

We all know those people who are really good with their hands, though this is not their paid work.  Like my neighbor, Danny, who built a chicken coop last Fall, or my brother-in-law, David, who created built-in bookshelves spanning his living room wall.  I’m awed by these people.  Were they born with an uncommon gene […]

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Lizard Or Snake? Fascinating Gender Research about Children

November 16, 2010

“Mama, I’ve finally decided what kind of pet I want.  Number 1 is a lizard and number 2 is a snake.”  That was Daniel, my 10 year-old, the other day.  By the phrasing of his question, you’d think I had inquired what type of pet he would like.  You would be wrong.  Since we are […]

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My Humble Warriors: Yoga with Adolescents and Tweens.

November 11, 2010

As I mentioned in my previous post, my worries about my older son’s looming middle school transition led me to enroll him in a yoga class.  For approximately one afternoon I even believed yoga would solve almost all the problems Stephen would encounter in middle school. By the day of the first class, my expectations […]

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My Savasana Aha: Yoga Could Benefit My Middle Schooler.

November 4, 2010

About halfway through my son Stephen’s fifth-grade year, I started to worry about middle school.  Basically this meant I began to dwell on my own middle school experience, since Stephen’s, of course, had yet to begin. As most adults would attest, spending much (or even any) time remembering middle school is simply not good.  My […]

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