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Dr. Connie J. Schnoes, Ph.D. | Staff Psychologist | Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health

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The Power of Imaginative Play

Have you ever seen a child pick up a stick in the yard and suddenly wield it as a sword to fight off a band of marauding pirates? Or maybe you’ve seen a youngster build a fantastic airplane from nothing more than a boxful of colored plastic building blocks. This is play fueled by pure imagination. Children have the ability to create worlds of their own, where they can become a hero or a princess or a cowboy or a ballerina. Imagination ...

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Boys Town Contributor
Mother of eight-year-old son and six and one-year-old daughters

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Let Them Know What’s Expected of Them This Summer (They’ll Thank You for It Later)

Teachable moments can come from a wide variety of sources, including other parents. From time to time parents write blogs for us that we think you will find interesting, useful, or entertaining. Please enjoy this post from a fellow parent. Summer is here. And while your kids are likely looking forward to sleeping in and lounging around, you’re probably greeting the thought with some trepidation. After all, unless you’re a teacher, summer doesn’t really change your daily life. You don’t get ...

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Laura Kelley, Crisis Counselor for the Boys Town National Hotline and the Nebraska Family Helpline,

Mother of three boys

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Toddlers and Spring Cleaning

This post was first published on Momaha.com. On your mark, get set, go! That’s right, you are at the starting line for the “Annual Spring Cleaning Race” project. Whether you have a two-page or a 10-page “to do” list, some deep cleaning is in order, and that usually takes longer than your regular weekly chores. It’s that time of year when you get down on your knees and wipe the floor boards that have been splashed with Nebraska’s snowy, salty grime from your ...

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Cicely Faulkner-Truitt
Mother of 9-year-old son

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Getting Kids to Help around the House

This post first appeared on Momaha.com. Photo courtesy of Momaha.com.  This morning I stumbled upon a strange pile of pajama pants, lotion and deodorant in the middle of my living room floor that my son knows should not be there. He is like most kids, he understands that there are chores that he is required to do around the house. He also knows that if he sits quietly enough, I will likely forget to tell him to do them. However, he has no clue ...