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Do kids learn by listening to their parents?

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” 

? James Baldwin

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Agile programming — for your family

To deal with the stress of modern family life, go agile. Inspired by agile software programming, Feiler introduces family practices which encourage flexibility, bottom-up idea flow, constant feedback and accountability.

Agile programming

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…one of the bonding rituals without which the family, society even, can fall apart.

… even those for whom cooking is an oppressive chore or a source of self-doubting anxiety, acknowledge that a meal shared by friends and family is one of the bonding rituals without which the family, society even, can fall apart.

Antonia Till

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Family … empowers a child to venture with confidence

The family is both the fundamental unit of society as well as the root of culture. It … is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture with confidence into the greater world and to become all that he can be.

~ Marianne E. Neifert. Dr. Mom’s Parenting Guide

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Family … empowers a child to venture with confidence

The family is both the fundamental unit of society as well as the root of culture. It … is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture with confidence into the greater world and to become all that he can be.

~ Marianne E. Neifert. Dr. Mom’s Parenting Guide

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What we owe our parents …

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.

–Nancy Friday

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Absent loved ones

Fond as we are of our loved ones, there comes at times during their absence an unexplained peace.

–Anne Shaw

What we owe our parents …

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.

–Nancy Friday

More quotations about family at http://bit.ly/siNxqq

Parenting Tweens and Teens – Always a Changing Game

Is it just me or is 24 hours really not as long as it used to be? And what about our kids? They’re growing up at warp speed. Probably a blessing we’re all too busy to notice them morphing into young adults before our eyes, otherwise how scary would that be? Of course, when it comes to other people’s kids, you can’t miss the changes, but with our own… most of us have a terminal case of blind spots. Unfortunately, turning a blind eye to reality isn’t the most effective way to parent. => http://bit.ly/yev61m