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Dealing with Lying: The Do's and Don'ts - By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
(While all of these parents love their children and want them to develop truth telling as a virtue, each violated one of the eighteen do's and don'ts of dealing with lying. This article will help you find out how.)

Allergic to Silence - By Chick Moorman
(Allergic to silence. Today I am thinking this allergy has turned into an epidemic of unexpected proportions. Is it time to take preventive measures or prescriptions to get well? How can we make sure this allergy to silence doesn't reach us or our children/students?)

Cleaning up Peeā€¦ is a Glorious Job - By Amy Phoenix
(What can we find glory in, simply because we decide to do so?)

Spirit Whispering Santa - Credit: Grand Rapids Press
(I had an AMAZING experience w the Santa at the RiverTown Crossings Mall and I want to share my story with you.)

Spirit Whisperers invest in experiences, not in things. - By Chick Moorman
(Instead of buying expensive toys and other material objects for your children, give them an experience.)

Self-Care for Mamas - By Marianne Preger-Simon
(Concept of always asking your children to do something as if you had never asked before.)

Use Surprise Talk Effectively - By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
(One of the best things you can do for your child or student is to expect their success and communicate that to them.)

The All-Leather, NFL Regulation, 1963 Chicago Bears-Inscribed Football - By Tom Payne
(Now it was special.)

Are You Out of Your Mind? - By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
(Spirit Whisperers are out of their minds. Yes they are!)

Mother's Tabernacle Choir - By Ben Burton
(Many things bind families together: work, play, meals, laughter, grief, remembering, listening, talking, and celebrating.)

Dinosaurs Outside - By Darren Mattock
(Parenting moments.)

The Easy Way Out - By Young Jay Mulkey
(Cowards take the easy way out.)

A Little Bit Smarter - By Andrew Proffitt (Age 14)
(Reading to your kids make them smarter?)

Will You Still Be My Neighbor? - By Darlene A. Buechel
("It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood".)

Lessons in Baseball - By Chick Moorman
(Learn how we all have value, whether we can stop the ball or have to turn and chase it.)

The Wisdom of a Child - By Richard E. Cunningham
(Childhood wisdom.)

Watching Stars - By Joe Lamancusa
(Enjoying just being together.)

Butterfly Stones - By Dave Cowles
(Ordinary times. Extraordinary memories.)

Bridge into Springtime - By Mac Parker
(A reassuring presence in a young child's life.)

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Waves? - By Chick Moorman
(Lead by example.)

Strong-Willed Children Are a Blessing, Not a Curse - By Lynnette Sheppard
(Find out how strong will in a child is nothing to fear. It is a BLESSING.)

Are Your Children Being Deprived? - By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
(Find out here by taking the Deprived Child Test. See how you score.)

A New Easter Lesson - By Thomas Haller
(Easter Lesson.)

Firsts - By Chick Moorman
(Celebration of firsts.)

31 Flavors - By Jennifer Bolanos
(How to change your outlook.)

Know That You Are Strong - By Elizabeth Gilbert
(How to teach your children courage.)

Magic Carpet - By Chick Moorman
(How to handle family conflicts.)

Hail! The Boy King. - By Ben Burton
(Are you building your parent/child relationship?)

More than Words - By Darren Mattock
(Are listening to your children past their words?)

"If you love me, say that!" - By Mitch Anthony
(How do you tell your kids that you love them?)

Dressed for Success - By Mitch Anthony
(Are your kids dressed for success?)

New Year’s Eve: A Family Celebration - By Chick Moorman
(How can you celebrate New Year's Eve with your family?)

Parent’s New Year’s Resolutions - By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
(Parent's New Year's Resolutions.)

I love You Too Much to Argue with You. - By Chick Moorman
(What does "I love you too much to argue with you" really mean?)

The Christmas Tree - By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
(Spirit Whisperers know that how the Christmas tree looks is LESS important than the people and the process who created it.)

Car Talk - By Jane Stroschin
(What if your appreciation this Thanksgiving took on a new look?)

A Big Old Grin - By Ann Tait (Age 14)
(How big a smile you wear.)

"Special Thanks This Thanksgiving." Enjoy. - By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
(What if your appreciation this Thanksgiving took on a new look?)

Sweeping Sand - By Robert Roden
(The importance of listening to your internal voice.)

Amazing Grace - By Fran O'Connell
("Twas grace that kept us safe thus far, and grace will lead us home.")

Choosing to Stand Tall - By Patricia Ball
(Advice from father about confidence and how you present yourself.)

Who's on First? - By Rick Carson
(Helping children become who they are destined to be.)