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Emotional Lives of Boys and Men

I think about the emotional lives of boys, as they grow up in this time and place, through adolescence and into men. Your little boys, right now, have no barriers to their full range of emotions. Their tears flow freely,

Posted in growth and development, recommendations, thoughts about life

Rain Coat season is coming soon

Believe it or not, it’s time to think about rain coats and rain pants! Your child will need a raincoat that is truly waterproof, and large enough to fit over their warmer clothing, and rain pants as well. A company

Posted in recommendations, seasons in the garden

Do you wonder about the importance of play? This article is a few years old, and everything in it is still true. Read it, and then go play! Taking Play Seriously, NY Times Magazine:
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I am deeply grateful to Brené Brown for her work on courage, vulnerability and empathy. If you don’t know her work, start with this short but powerful animation, and then go to her webpage.
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When I’m not teaching, I volunteer with Bark, the defenders and protectors of Mt. Hood. Free monthly hikes, monthly educational talks on forest issues, families welcome! Come learn how to defend the forest.
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