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Can Anyone Hear Me?

I’m writing this post today with a scratch in my throat.  No, not a scratch due to a cold, but a scratch due to raising my voice to get my kid’s AttEnTion or tell them they need to stop doing something for the 20th time!  Can you relate?

I remember my teaching days and how I learned in college that no good teacher will YELL at their students to get them to listen.  I just had to LaUgh when I thought of that today.  It is amazing what situations can make you ScReAm, regardless if you are a “good” parent or not.

When I reach the point of YELLING it is an instant reminder that I need a B R E A K.  I need to ask for help, get a babysitter, or take a night off and distance myself from the kiddos so I can sort out my thoughts and relax.  When I do, I am much more patient with the kids and it makes me feel like a better Mom because I can handle frustrating situations with more ease.

No one wants to be the yelling Mom…so the best thing to is find a SoLuTion to the problem…see you after my nap ;)

~Lara

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$35 Well Spent

My daughter LOVES StarFall! Starfall.com is a FREE website that teaches children how to read and write. When I first heard about Starfall my daughter was 2 ½ years old. After introducing Starfall to her she quickly learned her alphabet and letter sounds. This website is so FuN and EnGaginG that children don’t realize they are learning!

Starfall recently added an extended version to their website. Spend $35 and receive a 1-year membership that will include math songs, colors, nursery rhyme videos and much more! We purchased the membership and our whole family loves it. I try to sit down with Leanne when she wants to get on Starfall so we can share in the activities together. What a great way to INTERACT and help your child LEARN!

At the VERY least, try out the FREE version and share this wonderful website with others!

www.starfall.com

~Lara

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