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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First Bully

How should you respond when someone is mean to you? (5th of a 9 part series)

First Bully--5 of 9

After preschool, Kubla’s nanny often took him to play with an older neighborhood boy. I start to hear stories about this boy, how he teases Kubla, calling him a toddler, trying to make him unhappy.

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Cape of courage

Security blankets come in many forms (4th of a 9 part series)

Cape of courage--4 of 9

Kubla didn’t want to go to preschool. He missed Liping too much. I wait for him to stop crying and calm down. I pretend to fish for something in my pocket. “I know it’s in

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Superhero Patrol

Keeping the neighborhood safe and nice for everyone (3rd of a 9 part series)

Superhero Patrol--3 of 9

After a week of superhero training, Kubla is ready to go on patrol. He puts on his costume—mask, cape, super-serious crime-fighting face, Batman onesie. We start walking around the block, on the lookout for evil.

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Superhero training, part 2

When the time comes, will you be ready? (2nd of a 9 part series)

Superhero training part 2--2 of 9

Kubla is ready to become a hero. He’s ready to begin his training. “Do the Avengers fight bad guys all day?” “No, the battles only last a few minutes.” “That’s right,” I say. “What do

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Superhero training

Fight evil, protect the innocent, and make things nice for everybody (1st of a 9 part series)

Superhero training--1 of 9

Three playdates in a row, Kubla bossed and bullied his friend. It wasn’t abating. He needed a positive outlet for his need to control. After the playdate I take him aside. “Kubla, who is the

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Kidorable Parenting Interview

With Best-Selling Parenting Author Richard Eyre

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For years I have admired the work of best-selling Parenting Author Richard Eyre. This week Richard generously shares with our readers what parenting tools he’s been working on lately, and shares about how he has

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How video games taught Kubla to read

Add a spoonful of sugar to unpleasant activities

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Like many boys, Kubla hated learning to read. He would walk on hot coals to get out of reading practice. Like many boys, Kubla loves video games. He would eat hot coals to get time

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