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Tweets of the Week

You don’t have time to sift through thousands of parenting articles, blog posts, news items and cute pictures every week. Yet you also don’t want to miss information that could really help you through the daily perils and pleasures of life with kids. So, here are a few of the best stories we found this week.

Talking to Your Children About Traumatic Events

How to discuss Ebola with your children

There is no shortage of scary news right now, from the stock market to the crisis in the Middle East and Ebola. As you’ve heard in our classes, children are excellent observers but poor interpreters and, as a result, kids and adults will react differently to information overload. As Alyson Schafer suggests,  “Your attitude can be infectious.” The two articles above are valuable ones on the topics of talking to your kids about traumatic events and about Ebola.

Gotta Love No-Drama Discipline

We’re thrilled to be hosting Dr. Tina Payne Bryson in November for our Noted Parenting Author Series. This week Dr. Bryson has two books on the New York Times Bestseller list. Check out this review of No-Drama Discipline and join us on November 13th and 14th to hear her speak!

What to Say Instead of “Good Job”

Whether we’re talking to our colleagues or kids, we’re all guilty of doling out empty praise like “good job.” At PEP we’re all about encouragement. One easy way to become more encouraging is to “notice what you see.” In this blog post, Teacher Tom gives some great examples of what that might sound like. Take a look.

Dear Mom of High School Freshman

Grown and Flown is a blog that has caught our attention recently. In this recent post they give some well-grounded advice for parents of high school freshmen, beginning with, “Do not talk about college.” Surprised? Read why.


Compiled by Trish Pannuto, PEP leader and president of PEP’s board of directors


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Thanks very much for including our post and blog in your roundup.

pepadmin says:

You’re welcome! And thanks for being there for parents of no-longer-at-home kids.

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