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Monday #27: In A Rut

Maybe it is the weather here in the Mid-Atlantic–days and days on end of gray and brown, cold and then colder temperatures and the seemingly endless parade of epic snowstorms we’ve been getting–but, lately, I’ve heard so many people around … Continue reading

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Monday #24: Cut Loose

I’ve just finished three weeks of school residency programs with elementary children. We write using techniques and strategies that I use in my own books for kids, and then we illustrate using cut paper collage—also a method I employ in … Continue reading

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Monday #23: Should

In seven short months, my oldest son, Ethan, will leave for college at Rutgers University here in New Jersey. As all you parents out there know, these eighteen years have been a wild ride and I am filled with all … Continue reading

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Monday #21: Time For Some Straight Talk, Child

When my children were young, I was very much a proponent of “positive parenting” and I attempted to use all the tricks and techniques that this approach advocates. I used gentle guidance with creatures who often acted like feral animals … Continue reading

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Monday #20: Intentions

Happy New Year, my friends and welcome to the new year of promise that is 2014! I actually do strive to have post titles that are clever in some way and, given that it is the week of resolutions, I figured some … Continue reading

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Monday #9: Got Grit?

Passion, zeal, tenacity, perseverance, ambition, hardness, resiliency and the need for achievement. These are the characteristics that make up an individual with grit, a non-cognitive trait that combines someone’s ability and desire to work at a long-term goal or objective, along … Continue reading

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