"I am the first grandchild. So my Papa and I have a special bond, different from my brother and sister. Growing up, we would always do things together. Go on boat rides, go fishing, garage sale shopping, motorcycle rides, ice cream outings. We had a lot in common and always had a lot of fun together. I was very excited to share the news that my husband and I were expecting with him because I knew how happy he would be that he would get to "re-live" our relationship with his future grandchild. My grandmother (Baba) passed away in 2008 and over the last few years something has been missing in our family. Even though I know nothing will replace her, it makes me so happy to be able to bring new life into our family. This is the reaction my 85-year-old Papa had when we told him we were expecting his first great grandchild. He loves t-shirts so we made him one for Father's Day that said "GREAT GRANDPA to be...December 2017". My Papa loves his grandkids and I'm so excited for him to meet his great grandchild in December." ?? #LoveWhatMatters #Beautiful #Family #Love #InstaLove #LoveWins #LoveAlwaysWins #BelieveInLove #CherishEveryMoment #LoveEachOther #Kindness #Hope #Joy #Compassion #FindYourJoy #LoveIt #ShowLove #GiveLove #Giving #ThankYou #SmallActs #BeLove #WeAreLove #AlwaysLove #LoveAlways #ChooseLove #SpreadLove #LoveMore #MomLife #Motherhood ?? ?? A Love What Matters Original Video Submitted by Bianca Rollo
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In an effort to keep our kids safe, we often tell them to not talk to strangers. But Pattie Fitzgerald says teaching little ones to look out for "tricky people" instead is more practical and effective.
"Most of the time, kids are learning 'stranger danger,' which is cute and it rhymes, but isn't really effective,"She favors teaching children to watch out for what she calls "tricky people".
"'Tricky people' is certainly more effective because most strangers are not dangerous…kids think a stranger is going to be somebody who is kind of scary looking or scary sounding, but statistically, if someone wants to harm a child they are not going to appear scary, they're going to be charming, have an enticing offer, and seem friendly."So if the people kids are supposed to avoid are by definition tricky, how do our little ones identify them? Pattie's method encourages children to evaluate the person's behavior and how they feel in about it.
"I tell kids to ask if what they're doing gives them a 'thumbs up' feeling or a 'thumbs down' feeling," said Fitzgerald.She also has a pretty good rule of thumb for kids when dealing with adults.
"We teach kids to be nice and helpful, but kids need to know when it's OK to help and when it's not. One of the safety rules I suggest is that safe adults never ask kids for help. If someone tells a kid, 'I can't find my pet,' or 'I need help carrying something to my car,' for example, that's a thumbs down until you ask first — until you check with your safe adult."Email me and let me know what you think. Should we teach Fitzgerald's "tricky people" method over "stranger danger"? H/T: TODAY Parents
Crowder and Sarah team up for a fresh, stripped down take on "Nowhere". Gotta love the road case percussion!