Duck, duck, goose

Is it right to ask kids to play a game they can never win?

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My nephew is four years old. His preschool class is playing duck, duck, goose. He’s younger and smaller than the other kids. Try as he might, he can’t run around the circle fast enough to

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Not learning to swim

Teaching Kubla to swim in 2 years and 15 minutes

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I had been teaching Kubla to swim for 2 years. We spent lots of time at the pool and beach, but he just wouldn’t put his face in the water. He did get very adept

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Kidorable Parenting Interview

With Writer Chris Illuminati

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Reading Chris Illuminati always makes me laugh. Today Chris shares his wit and wisdom with Kidorable Parenting. 1. Tell me a little about who you are, what you do, and what you’re passionate about. I’m

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I think that little kid wants to talk to you

What does it take to stop a fight before it starts? (9th of a 9 part series)

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Kubla and I are playing in the park. The big kids, 4th graders, are in the basketball court. We smell trouble in the air. Kubla edges closer so he can overhear their conversation. “When I

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Use your powers

Use their powerful imaginations to crowd out their fears (8th of a 9 part series)

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Kubla is afraid to enter the dark room. He wants me to go in first. “Kubla, just use your powers to light up the room.” He looks at me, not sure what to do. I

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That’s not how we do things around here

In the face of evil, will you stand by or stand up? (7th of a 9 part series)

Thats not how we do things around here--7 of 9

Kubla had been training to be a hero for weeks. He was ready to unleash his powers on the playground. His friends, a brother and sister, are on the slide. Kubla joins their play. After

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Sure glad it wasn’t me

Stick up for your friends (6th of a 9 part series)

Sure glad it wasn't me--6 of 9

I pick up Kubla and his friend from preschool. His friend is a little sad. Something happened at school. Turns out another boy was excluding him. “Kubla, what did you do when your friend was

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Kidorable Parenting Interview

with Best-Selling Author Dr. Greg Baer

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    Dr. Greg Baer’s inspiration has made me a better father, better husband, better human being. This week Greg generously shares with our readers his personal story, and the lessons he’s learned that can

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