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Positive Reinforcement with Good Bucks

After years in the classroom, using positive reinforcement as a behavior management technique is pretty much second nature to me. I like to “catch” Lily being good and reinforce when she is making a good choice. With that thought in … Continue reading

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Dr Seuss’s “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” – Signed by Your Child’s Teachers through the Years

Several years ago, a friend mentioned this tradition to me.  I thought it sounded like the sweetest idea, and as Lily Bean closed out her very first year of preschool last month, I got the ball rolling. I picked up … Continue reading

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I Had a Moment Today

A total, complete and utter “Mom Moment.” Last day of preschool for Miss Lily Bean today – her very very first year of school is DONE.  Over.  History. I dropped Lily off this afternoon, got in the car and immediately … Continue reading

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Our First Bully

Today was one of those days when I got a glimpse into some of the parenting obstacles that wait for me in the not-so-far-off future. It started out innocently enough: freakishly hot Spring day, $.49 Dunkin Iced Coffee coupon, morning … Continue reading

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Cafe de Lily

Lily: Mom, here is your menu so you can see what food we have at the restaurant. *hands me a wooden postcard from Melissa and Doug post office set* Me: Thanks!  Wow – it all sounds delicious.  Do you have … Continue reading

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