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Little Kids and Potty Talk

At the last workshop, a mom asked about what to do when her kids delighted in potty talk.  She and her husband had decided which words were appropriate and inappropriate, and asked their young children to use the potty words...
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Here’s proof that your kids actually want limits re their phones

Yesterday I was wrote about media messages and helping my child have some defense against the armies of marketers and psychologists creating ad campaigns and social media.  (If you missed it, you can read more here.)   The dangers kids...
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You didn’t consent to your kids seeing this stuff!

We’re so careful to choose babysitters and schools and summer camps that provide a great environment for our kids, but the moment our kids get on a device, that curated environment is gone.  Heck, the moment I take my daughter...
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How to Sext-Proof Your Child

You know how you flirted when you were a kid?  Our kids do that, too.  The thing is, so much of their communication happens in cyberspace, and the line between flirting and sexting is very very thin.   This is...
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Learning from Dr Nassar: what you can do to prevent child sexual abuse

Did you know that I was a gymnast?  Certainly not of the caliber of the girls Dr. Larry Nassar molested, but I identify with those girls, their muscle pains, their love of the sport, their collections of blue and red...
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It’s like having a baby!

I get emails like this one quite regularly:   Hi Anya, I just registered for the…webinar, hoping I would get access to a recording… But when I click on the link, Zoom says that the Webinar has expired. Is there...
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Feeling and defending Boundaries

February 6, 2018
You probably know that a lot of the work I do with clients is around teaching healthy boundaries.   That I’m fascinated with Boundaries in no way implies that I’m excellent with them!  Quite the opposite: because I’ve built the...
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the power of YES AND

Did you watch Oprah accept her award at the Golden Globes this year?  It’s powerful and worth a few minutes of your time.  This week, people have asked me on more than one occasion if I’d vote for Oprah for...
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How I Learned To Have Healthy Boundaries

Boundaries are not taught well in our culture.  Most of us don’t talk about them with kids at all!  Think back – did your parents talk to you about feeling your boundaries?  About what to do if your boundaries were...
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