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Have you taught your child to fear?

Have you taught your child to fear?

I think it’s safe to say that pretty much every parent wants to keep their children safe from all harm. We try to teach them not to talk to strangers, not to cross the street, to eat carefully so they don’t choke, wash their hands all the time, and the list could go on for pages. A few weeks ago our family was at Piers Gorge in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. My parents were with us and we were hiking along…

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Our First Family Camping Trip

Our First Family Camping Trip

Let me start with saying that I love Camping! I have been many times, but I am sad to say that my wife and I have never taken our girls camping. We have three daughters. One eight years old, one 5 years old, and one almost three years old. We planned a last minute trip and went for one night. We did not have time to plan or organize much of anything, which I love and my wife hates, but…

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Beating the Fear of Going Alone

Beating the Fear of Going Alone

My middle child just started Kindergarten. Before school started, I found out about a two hour course that would be offered for free through a child development center two towns over that would discuss Kindergarten Readiness. I was having concerns about my daughter being ready for Kindergarten and was interested in attending. I invited a friend, whose oldest child was starting school, to attend with me but she had a prior commitment. It was late to invite any other moms,…

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