Why Do We Refer to Ourselves in the Third Person When We Talk to Our Kids?

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I’m guilty of calling myself “Mommy” when talking directly to my kids. Instead of saying, “I’ll get that for you,” I say, “Mommy will get that for you.” I call it Jimmy Talk in honor of a character in a classic episode of the show “Seinfeld.” Are you a Jimmy Talker, too?  Here’s why I think we do it.

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Why I’m Teaching My Kids to Be Judgmental

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“The practice of judgment gets a bad wrap because it’s often mixed up with the business of being mean, but I’m reclaiming the word for what it is:  forming an opinion or making a decision after careful thought.” Here’s how to help your kids be more judgmental, in the best sense of the word.

The Lullaby That Could Ruin Your Kids

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Full disclosure: This was not my original title. The editors definitely went for dramatic effect with this one.  I don’t think singing this lullaby will ruin your kids, but I do think its  message is the opposite of what we should be telling them. Are there lullabies and nursery rhymes that make you cringe?

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