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Confusing Readers with Unsaid Character Traits (Age) - CrossConnect Media

Confusing Readers with Unsaid Character Traits (Age) - CrossConnect Media | Laurie Winslow Sargent | Scoop.it

In both fiction and nonfiction stories, avoid confusing your readers with unsaid character traits, including age.

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7 Key Features in the Best Toys

7 Key Features in the Best Toys | Laurie Winslow Sargent | Scoop.it
By Laurie Winslow Sargent: With the glut of toys on the market, how can you choose the best toys for your child? Look for these 7 key features:
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Deeper Takeaway Value: Who is My Reader?

Deeper Takeaway Value: Who is My Reader? | Laurie Winslow Sargent | Scoop.it
Laurie Winslow Sargent: In a former post, I addressed the basic idea of takeaway value. Let's go deeper. Ask yourself, "Who is my reader? What is their emotional intent?"
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Tips for Dealing With Personality Clashes - Focus on the Family

Here are seven ideas for keeping the right perspective, even when your child is driving you nuts.
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How Do I Stop My Kids’ Fighting?

How Do I Stop My Kids’ Fighting? | Laurie Winslow Sargent | Scoop.it
By Laurie Winslow Sargent: One frustrated mom asked, “How I stop my kids’ fighting? It’s driving me crazy!” ♥ Ooooh, been there, done that, felt that. I know, it can be enor...
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Delight in Your Child's Design: How understanding his God-given personality traits can help you be a better parent.

Delight in Your Child's Design: How understanding his God-given personality traits can help you be a better parent. | Laurie Winslow Sargent | Scoop.it
How understanding his God-given personality traits can help you be a better parent.
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Don’t Wait to Play!

Don’t Wait to Play! By Laurie Winslow Sargent; Parent-child play builds intimate relationships, makes parenting more fun, and teaches children as well. But how early can you begin to play with a baby?
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Defining Play

Quite a few parents have asked me, "What qualifies as play?" as if there were one answer. Does sitting on the floor, coffee cup in hand, simply looking at a child and responding to her thoughts qualify?
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What is Takeaway Value in Writing? « Sell Your Nonfiction

What is Takeaway Value in Writing? « Sell Your Nonfiction | Laurie Winslow Sargent | Scoop.it
By Laurie Winslow Sargent: One common phrase used by writers, editors and agents is 'takeaway value' (also spelled 'take-away value'). It's a critical key phrase/concept, which aspiring and advanced writers must consider ...
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Magazine Writing Basics

Magazine Writing Basics | Laurie Winslow Sargent | Scoop.it
Have you always enjoyed writing, but now want to sell your nonfiction articles and stories to magazines? You may not necessarily be a beginning writer, but I assume that you’re here at this site be...
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Find God in The Moses Quilt, Interracial Marriage and Harriet Tubman - Finding God Daily

Find God in The Moses Quilt, Interracial Marriage and Harriet Tubman - Finding God Daily | Laurie Winslow Sargent | Scoop.it
Book review Black History Month: Find God in The Moses Quilt (Kathi Macias). Harriet Tubman connects a 21st century couple considering interracial marriage.
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CandyLand, AGAIN? Making Preschool Games More Fun

CandyLand, AGAIN? Making Preschool Games More Fun | Laurie Winslow Sargent | Scoop.it
Laurie Winslow Sargent: When child #3 wanted to play Candy Land, my eyes glazed over at the thought of playing it for the umpteenth time. Then I found two ways to spice up the fun.
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Finding God in a Peppermint Tea Miracle - Finding God Daily

Finding God in a Peppermint Tea Miracle - Finding God Daily | Laurie Winslow Sargent | Scoop.it
Laurie Winslow Sargent: One day when my son was a toddler and I had the flu, I ended up finding God in a peppermint tea miracle.
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7 Ways to Get Your Child to Clean His Room: What Supernanny forgot to tell the Phelps

7 Ways to Get Your Child to Clean His Room: What Supernanny forgot to tell the Phelps | Laurie Winslow Sargent | Scoop.it
On ABC’s Supernanny episode with the Phelps family (Season 6: Episode 3) plenty made me cringe. However, one scene stuck in my head for days. Consequently I have a few thoughts on what Supernanny f...
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Your Child's Personality - Focus on the Family

Becoming familiar with your child's personality will go a long way toward helping you understand why your child acts the way she does.
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When Opposites Attack (Overcoming Parent-Child Conflicts)

Focus on the Family Malaysia is committed to helping families thrive by offering practical help for marriage, family, parenting, and relationships.
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Your Child Today: 1 to 2 years: Developmental Delays: How quickly should my child progress?

Your Child Today: 1 to 2 years: Developmental Delays: How quickly should my child progress? | Laurie Winslow Sargent | Scoop.it
Developmental Delays: How quickly should my child progress?
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Free At Last! . . . or is that Three?

Free At Last! . . . or is that Three? | Laurie Winslow Sargent | Scoop.it
Laurie Winslow Sargent: Whenever I hear “Free at last!” in the rousing and inspiring speech by Martin Luther King, I confess I don’t only think of that inspiring pastor and the human rights movement. I also think of my daughter Aimee’s 3rd birthday.
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Fun and Learning with Picture Puzzles (8 Developmental Stages ...

Fun and Learning with Picture Puzzles (8 Developmental Stages ... | Laurie Winslow Sargent | Scoop.it
Laurie Winslow Sargent: Puzzles offer you a window into your child's mind, helping you see how he thinks and problem solves. Together you can share fun and learning with picture puzzles and become aware of 8 ...
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