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    December 11, 2015

    13 Phrases to encourage your kids

    All kids need encouragement. They need to know that they are important, loved, and valued – even when they make mistakes. Slowly but surely, the words […]
    December 1, 2015

    Don’t force hugging

    In my family, we don’t force our kids to hug or kiss family members. Here’s why: We believe that forcing physical affection teaches our kids that […]
    October 27, 2015

    10 Things that are more important than Discipline

    Parenting is a very complex task. If we’re not careful, we will become too focused on one aspect and let the others fall by the wayside. […]
    October 27, 2015

    Tonya Edwards

    I am a Family Development Specialist in Lompoc. I work on a team that does it all. HOPE, IIH, PEI, CPP and the NOCO cases.
    September 1, 2015

    What to Say to Calm an Anxious Child

    “I am here; you are safe.” Anxiety has a way of making things look worse and feel scarier than when we are not feeling worried. These […]