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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
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… on housekeeping and peacekeeping (and divorce, beauty and love)

Jenny Arndt Living

I have this book that my grandmother gave me, it was given to her when she got married and ironically she has given it to me as I embark on the adventure of divorce. Good Housekeeping’s Guide for the Young Homemaker. I devoured it in one sitting. Every morsel of it holds meaning for me. I need this. I need …

Jenny Arndt… on housekeeping and peacekeeping (and divorce, beauty and love)
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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