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Listen, Linda, Listen!!

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Have you seen the YouTube video of young Mateo pleading his case for cupcakes? He parrots just what he's heard before... "Listen, Linda, Listen to me". Yet, how do we get them to listen to us??

Why don’t children listen?

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Community Corner: Books Can Change Lives

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From Liz: Here's another great “Community Corner” post from a member of CMoR’s Junior Board. Periodically, they will share their “everyday perspective” on topics of interest to the parenting community, including CMoR exhibits, special events, and more. Enjoy!

Books Can Change Lives!

By Kelly Beazley, CMoR Junior Board Member

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Life Notes: Hold your children accountable

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Huge thanks to Stacy Hawkins Adams for inviting me to share my thoughts on ‪kids‬ and ‪accountability‬ in her Richmond Times-Dispatch Life Notes column!

Parents of minors, whatever their age, should consider who you'd like them to be at ages 25 and 30. The values and habits you instill today can help them become responsible adults and will pay dividends for all of their tomorrows.

So says Liz Pearce, director of parent engagement for the Children's Museum of Richmond and Commonwealth Parenting, two youth-centric organizations that merged in September.

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Community Corner: South Pacific Carniball Means More Fun For Kids!

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From Liz: Here's another great “Community Corner” post from a member of CMoR’s Junior Board. Periodically, they will share their “everyday perspective” on topics of interest to the parenting community, including CMoR exhibits, special events, and more. Enjoy!

South Pacific Carniball Means More Fun For Kids!

By Becky McNeer, CMoR Junior Board Member

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Cold Weather Days: Indoor Play for Little Learners

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As we know, babies, toddlers and preschoolers need active time balanced with quiet activities. If you are finished playing outside, you’ll need to have a selection of activities at hand that are educational and fun inside. Right now, in and around your home, you can strengthen critical thinking skills, boost creativity, strengthen gross motor skills, fine tune fine motor skills and improve literacy.

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Community Corner: Still on the Fence about Carniball? Not Anymore!

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From Liz: Here's another great “Community Corner” post! The Parenting Page blogspot will now include guest articles from parents like yourselves! The authors, who are members of CMoR’s Junior Board, share their “everyday perspective” on topics of interest to the parenting community, including CMoR exhibits, holiday events, and more. Enjoy!

Still on the Fence about Carniball?  Not Anymore!

By Erin Gargano, CMoR Junior Board Member

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Conversation Starters for "Non-Chatty" Children

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How was your day? Fine.

How was school? Good.

How was your test? OK.

Anything you want to tell me? Nope.

It may take more than the same yes or no questions every night, but you can learn more about your family with some conversation starters. At the same time, you’ll be giving your children practice at thinking quickly, forming arguments and expressing their thoughts.

First, a few tips from Real Kids:

  • When NOT to start a conversation - In front of their friends
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Community Corner: Let's Pick Some Apples!

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From Liz: Here's another great “Community Corner” post! The Parenting Page blogspot will now include guest articles from parents like yourselves! The authors, who are members of CMoR’s Junior Board, share their “everyday perspective” on topics of interest to the parenting community, including CMoR exhibits, holiday events, and more. Enjoy!

Let's Pick Some Apples!


By Mansi Shah, CMoR Junior Board Member

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Accepting the Gifts That Change Brings

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Things do not change. We change. ~ Henry David Thoreau

With technology that becomes obsolete more quickly than ever, life events that throw our children curveballs and future jobs that haven’t even been created yet, our children are constantly confronted by change.

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Community Corner: CMoR's Legendary Santa is One of Our Family Traditions

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From Liz: Introducing “Community Corner”! The Parenting Page blogspot will now include guest articles from parents like yourselves! The authors, who are members of CMoR’s Junior Board, share their “everyday perspective” on topics of interest to the parenting community, including CMoR exhibits, holiday events, and more. Enjoy!

CMoR's Legendary Santa is One of Our Family Traditions


By Becky McNeer, CMoR Junior Board Member

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