My niece is not a princess2

My niece is no damsel in distress, looking pretty as she waits to be saved by some prince. Ever since she was a baby, she’s been a queen. What’s the difference? Let my brother explain

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Kidorable Parenting Interview

With Matt Schneider of City Dads

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    Matt Schneider of City Dads has made life richer for dads and their kids all across the US. Today, Matt shares his story with Kidorable Parenting. Jonathan: Welcome to Kidorable Parenting’s Interview with

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Connect 5

Have players of different abilities play by different rules

Connect 5

It’s time to introduce Kubla to some thinking games. Chess, checkers, Connect Four. I teach him the rules. We play a few games. I warn him what I’ll do next if he makes this move

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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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