Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lessons from Happy the Hermit Crab

We had a tragedy in our family this summer.  A sweet little hermit crab named Happy, given to my daughter by her beloved kindergarten teacher, did not survive the molting process.  Perhaps because his “parents” (a.k.a. me and my husband) did not know that a hermit crab would molt.  And why didn’t we know?  Because […]

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A “Child’s” Anxieties

School started a few days ago, and there was an air of both excitement and apprehension in my home.  My 9-year-old was the excited one, eager to get back to friends, fun, and a familiar routine.  My daughter, however, was not feeling so thrilled.  When I went to her room to tuck her in the […]

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