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Denise Cotton-Royal
California
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Interests: Reading, writing, learning, psychology, watching movies, traveling, spending time with family, leadership development, human development, non-profit management, environmental awareness, theology, public policy, and much, much more!
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Last Sunday, I patiently reminded my 6 year old son to slow down and pay attention to what he was doing. As with most young boys, he likes to run, jump, play, and constantly move his body, even in spaces where it's not safe or appropriate to do so. Consequently,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Parenting Perspectives
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Lately, my 6 year old son has been using slang, and I've had to reflect on my opinions about it. The word "slang" has a negative connotation and people have traditionally associated it with uneducated, low-income, inner-city youth. However, Merriam-Webster (2011) simply refers to it as an informal and nonstandard... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at Parenting Perspectives
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I love my boy’s smile. His laughter keeps me motivated. His innocence keeps me honest. Through his eyes, I’ve seen the world brand new, all over again. And I’ve found a joy that was lost somewhere in my journey. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at Parenting Perspectives
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I love my baby girl. Her smile lights my soul. Her altruism is divine. Her gentle, loving ways make everything good...even when there's chaos, failure, and disappointment. Through her eyes, I am made new, all over again. And I’ve found a love that was damaged somewhere in my journey. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at Parenting Perspectives
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I love my baby girl. Her smile lights my soul. Her altruism is divine. Her gentle, loving ways make everything good...even when there's chaos, failure, and disappointment. Through her eyes, I am made new, all over again. And I’ve found a love that was damaged somewhere in my journey. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at Parenting Perspectives
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When I was a little girl, my Dad told me about the tragic death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. He was in college and living in Palo Alto, California when he heard about the assassination in 1968. He took off his jean jacket and wrote the words "Ode to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2011 at Parenting Perspectives
This morning I noticed my 2 year old daughter, Sofia, put her baby doll's clothes in the hamper. I know role play is how kids learn and grow but I already have to launder clothes for 2 adults and 2 small children...I need more laundry to do like I need... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2011 at Parenting Perspectives
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I've been a writer all my life but am just beginning to write. I can remember being 3 years old and "writing a song." I thought I had to hurry up and write something before there was nothing new left to write. I suppose you have to live a little before you're qualified to write about living. I've lived, I've loved, I've laughed, and I've learned...so now it's time to share. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at Parenting Perspectives
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