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Hi.  I’m 32 years old and I love Dumbo.  The Disney film was made over 70 years ago and the main character doesn’t say a single word during the entire one hour and four minutes, but Disney still found a way to pull at my heartstrings.  I loved watching Dumbo as a child.  The circus always appealed to me and I loved seeing all of the vibrant colors on the TV screen.  As an adult and a mother of two now, I love the film even more, because I can appreciate the important message it teaches. In the film, a stork brings Dumbo...

  Like many parents this summer, I was dragged to the movie theater by my daughter to watch Inside Out.  (Oh, who am I kidding?  It was the other way around!)  I was stoked to watch the film the moment I saw the trailer.  Personally, I loved the film and so did my five year old.  It is a fantastic movie for all ages, but it is an excellent film for children who have a difficult time dealing with their emotions, like my own daughter who has ADHD and is exhibiting signs of depression and anxiety.  While I identify with Joy,...

Remember in grade school when the mean girls would pick on other girls? I found out there is a girl like that in my daughter’s  Kindergarten class who has been picking on her all year long. Nobody ever wants their child to be bullied, but luckily when children are this age, it is fairly easy to correct the situation by having a parent-teacher conference. Well, not in this case. You see, my daughter is the mean girl. She bullies herself. Every day, my daughter finds a way to put herself down. It’s not uncommon to hear her say things...

Every child needs a Calm Down Jar.  I used it multiple times for children with different temperaments at my daycare and it worked every single time.  They loved shaking it and then watching all of the glitter fall slowly to the bottom.  It truly calms children down.  They are called Calm Down Jars, because most people use glass jars for them, but with young children, it’s best to use a plastic baby bottle in my opinion.   Materials: Plastic Baby Bottle 1 Cup of...

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