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Teaching “No” and “Stop” to Kids

Sometimes we forget how sacred “No!” is. Young kids say it a lot, and for many adults that’s a word we’d rather not hear so much. But “No” and “Stop” are essential to healthy life, kindness and survival. I’ve been … Continue reading

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2 Responses to Teaching “No” and “Stop” to Kids

  1. Pam Leo says:

    This is such needed information Heather. I talked some about it in my book, Connection Parenting, but you nailed it!
    I am excited to share your resources.
    Sincerely,
    Pam Leo

    • Heather Shumaker says:

      Thanks, Pam. Hard topics to talk about and absolutely necessary. Thanks for your good work on the subject.

The Every Day Hero’s Job is Speaking Up

I suppose the whole message of my “It’s OK” books is simply about speaking up. Speaking up when something’s wrong. Speaking up directly child-to-child when a child doesn’t like something. Speaking up when the culture is at odds with what’s … Continue reading

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