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Little People … Big Feelings: Helping Our Kids Manage Back to School Anxieties

Jenny Arndt Family, Kids

Over the past two weeks worlds have shifted as many of us embarked on the adventure of a new school year. This is a tricky transition for all involved; parents, teachers and of course the kids. It has been challenging for everyone. If you are feeling emotional and a bit off-center – you are not alone. Everything is suddenly different …

Jenny ArndtLittle People … Big Feelings: Helping Our Kids Manage Back to School Anxieties

The Peacemakers Guide to a Happy Home

Jenny Arndt Family

Felix dropped a ball of poop on the floor of the library this afternoon.  We were making a stealth run for the washroom when that little piece of poop went flying from his hand and rolled through the non-fiction section.  I quickly swooped down and grabbed that ball of poo like a pro.  I managed to get myself and both …

Jenny ArndtThe Peacemakers Guide to a Happy Home
and away i go

and then things fell apart and I became fearless

Jenny Arndt Living

I return. Although I am not sure where I went.   I am emerging from one of those periods of time when life turns in on itself.  I don’t remember exactly when it began but I know it started with tiny explosions.  At first just a few – maybe once a week.  A mini-grenade would detonate – illness, arguments, drama. …

Jenny Arndtand then things fell apart and I became fearless

On Learning the Art of Change (or September in 5 Easy Steps)

Jenny Arndt Family

    In my home we are organizing the open and unrestrained energy of the summer.  It felt so good to be wild and free; no shoes, no schedule, no plans.  I like to keep summer as loose as possible, giving my family a chance to stretch and expand.  We ate watermelon, created imaginary kingdoms in our backyard, ran around …

Jenny ArndtOn Learning the Art of Change (or September in 5 Easy Steps)
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Teaching Anger = Teaching Love

Jenny Arndt Family, Kids

It is easy to teach love.  For me to teach love to my children, it is easy.  Compassion, empathy, kindness… these seem like basic and simple to explain and experience.  To teach anger, on the other hand, is a bit more complicated.  Do we want to teach our children to be angry?  It is becoming essential in our house these …

Jenny ArndtTeaching Anger = Teaching Love