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Love Remembered – Remembering Love

Contributed by Jody McVittie MD It is “that” time of year again: when the grocery stores and drug stores take on a certain shade of red. Retailers take advantage of this time of year to “celebrate” love. I believe that … Continue reading

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A (more) Connected Thanksgiving

What would happen if the focus for Thanksgiving were less on the “production” and more on “connection?” What if the meal didn’t have to turn out exactly as expected but the family at the table told great stories or even stories that had never been heard before? What if you learned about Grandpa’s trip across the country, or how Aunt Ruth was the first person in the family to go to college? What if at the end of the day you felt closer to the people you define as family? Continue reading

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Rhythm and Routines

Contributed by Jody McVittie, MD School has started and the excitement of the first week has worn off. Do you find yourself nagging in the morning? Wondering if your student will ever to be able to make it out the … Continue reading

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Kids and Money

Contributed by Jody McVittie Do you have questions about how to teach your children about money? When do you start allowance? Do you link it to chores? How much do you give them? How do you teach generosity? The simple … Continue reading

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Family Work: Whose Job is It?

Contributed by Jody McVittie, MD When I grew up everyone in our family had jobs to do. Many of them were centered around our family dinners (setting the table, clearing the table, washing the dishes, sweeping the floor). Other family … Continue reading

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Why is “No” so Hard to Understand?

We might THINK we are saying no, but our bodies might be giving a different message. Continue reading

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Writing Love Notes

Do you have memories of opening your lunch box or notebook and finding a short love note from a parent inside? If not, what would that have felt like? How about starting a practice of writing short notes to your children? Continue reading

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