Archive for the ‘Information Sharing’ Category

Tried and True: A List of Favorite Resources

Since NPEN encourages information sharing, professional development and networking opportunities we thought it only appropriate to share our Councils ‘best’ resources discussion at our annual NPEN meeting from MN in April 2013. We believe all parents/families should have the information, resources and support needed to provide a […]

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Resources on Gender

Wondering if anyone knows of some good resources on gender identity development. A mom I’m working with has a little guy who just turned 3 who loves to wear princess dresses, always prefers to play with girls, opts to be the mommy when they play house and […]

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Boys and Bathing

I have a client whose 10 year old does not like to bathe. She wants to know if he does not smell its okay for him to bathe once or twice a week. I can find no recommendations. Help! Barbara Harvey

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New Movie Coming Out On Cyber Bullying

A RANGE OF OPINIONS ON KIDS AND SOCIAL MEDIA A big sub topic in the world of parenting is getting parents engaged in supervising and managing their kids access to social media apps and devices.  It has become incredibly political with opposing points of view.  Some feel […]

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In the Media

I agree Gary!  One of my goals this year is to promote Certification in Canada and whenever the media interviews me, I will ask them to quote me as a “Certified family life educator”.  Here are some of my media spots if anyone is interested.  Be polite, […]

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Parenting Concern

I would appreciate any input based on professional experience with the following parent concern: The concern of the parent is that her 10 year old male son witnessed the mother and father having “marital relations”.  They forgot to lock the door.  The family is Latino-English is not […]

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The Aftermath

Hello, subscribers and allies in the work.  I hope I am not rushing this, and allowing enough respectful time to pass.  Not that we will ever forget. Heartfelt thanks to all of you who have posted comments, suggestions, recommendations and helpful guidelines following the tragedy in Newtown. […]

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Parenting Programs

I know that some in this group won’t agree with me, but I encourage all to engage in a dialogue on this topic if you have an opinion.  I’m also open to intellectual discussion that can take a position to help me see a valid differing point […]

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Scared Straight

Hi All, This message just came to me from a Youth Partnership group that I belong to.  I am very concerned about the “Scared Straight” paradigm, and to my knowledge there is no evidence that this kind of traumatic experience makes long term positive change in behavior.  […]

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Resources for Grief

Hello friends, Do you have any helpful suggestions and/or books to recommend for a mom with a 4 year old who suddenly lost her husband in an accident?  The mom needs to know how to talk to her young daughter about this and what she can do to help […]

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