Lessons from a fairy tale: Raising the kinds of piggies that will build their houses with bricks


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By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. “I WANT to drink chocolate milk before bed!  WHY won’t you LET me?!”  My three year old has the persistence and determination to be the next Bill Gates in few decades.  Sometimes I tell him “no,” … Continue reading

The Wizard of Us: Protecting our kids’ minds, spirits, & hearts…Even when they act like lions & tigers & bears


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By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. At least once a week, I observe the same cringe-worthy scene at 3:00 preschool pick-up:  The sweet, well-meaning teacher of a group of fifteen 3-year-olds has the same conversation with the same mother about the same … Continue reading