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The Feedback Sandwich by Jeanne Rollins

(posted by Jeanne on 2-26-2013)

I thought I’d heard it all on the topic of entitlement but it seems I missed out (or shall I say our kids missed out) on what a colleague recently referred to as the “Feedback Sandwich.” While our kitchen was known for Read more »

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Are You My Mother? by Jeanne Rollins, Rye, NY

(posted by Jeanne on 7-22-2012)

I live in a community of mothers who double joy and divide grief as naturally as tending to a skinned knee. We look out for one another’s children because we are self-professed mothers at large. We join hands and apron strings to form safety nets around those who are most hurting. We try not to impose our Read more »

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Table Talk

(posted by Jeanne on 8-18-2011)

Table Talk
It’s important that meal times be peaceful and a time of refuge. For this reason I discourage parents from bringing up difficult topics or criticizing one another at the table. This is no time to bring up Read more »

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Voice vs Vote: Who’s in charge?

(posted by Jeanne on 7-21-2011)

Voice vs Vote
A helpful way to enforce parental leadership is to give your child a “Voice but not a vote,” regarding family matters. A voice is her birthright, whereas, a vote is something earned. Read more »

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The Upside of Down Time

(published in The Rye Record on )

In the current parenting atmosphere characterized by “gotta get in” thinking – to the college, music program, or elite sports team – many parents lose sight of the importance of leisure time. Pressing pause long enough to enjoy a favorite movie, book, or game is a little luxury that can go a long way. Read more »

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