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Exhausted and Guilty

5-9-13 By Claudia Quigg A dad of three little boys recently blogged about his frustration with middle-aged people telling him he should “cherish this time” with his kids, adding their warning that “It goes so fast!”   He loves his … Continue reading

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Parenting is Primal

5-2-13 By Claudia Quigg A new baby monitor has more bells and whistles than ever before.  This monitor maintains information on everything about a baby:  the temperature in his crib, how deeply asleep the baby is, and even exactly how … Continue reading

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Practicing Peace

4-26-13 By Claudia Quigg The human family provides a great laboratory for learning about what works—and what doesn’t—in relationships.   Siblings are predisposed to competition because their very existence depends on their winning favor with their parents.  Scrambling to the … Continue reading

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Home Alone

4-11-13 By Claudia Quigg In the movie “Home Alone,” Kevin’s family leaves him behind in their rush to make a trans-Atlantic flight, recognizing his absence a bit late.  But the parents I know are more thoughtful about when to leave … Continue reading

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At the Sound of the Beep

4-4-13 By Claudia Quigg LISTEN The twelve-year old girl keeps candy by her bedside, reaching for it several times in the night.  She can barely sleep for her awareness of its easy accessibility.   When she drags herself out of … Continue reading

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The Box

3-28-13 By Claudia Quigg LISTEN A recent family gathering came on the heels of a large appliance purchase. During an evening of conversation and play, The Box which had contained the appliance sat on the family room floor.   First, … Continue reading

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Talking and Listening to Our Little Ones

3-21-13 By Claudia Quigg LISTEN Six-month-old granddaughter Emmy has alot to say, but most people around her would never know it.   Before they master the art of conversation, young children have a hard time getting folks to listen.  But … Continue reading

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