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A little text can have a big impact. It can change a parent's engagement from reactive to proactive

I hold a BA in Child Development, with a minor in Psychology, and honed my teaching skills as a Preschool Teacher for nearly 10 years. In that time, I also was accepted into the Mentor Teacher State Program and trained early childhood education student teachers from the local community college. Then I took the leap into the biggest journey of all – Parenthood. My two children hone my parenting skills daily and it is because of them that I am able to relate so intimately with the parents I work with. You tell me your story and I will most likely say, "I've been there." In 2003, I became a Parent Educator working at a family resource center. I began facilitation toddler/preschooler playgroups and teaching part-time at a parent education preschool. I found I had a lot to say to the sleep-deprived, anxious, first-time parents who were full of questions. I was pulled to do more of this work. I became a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and now teach parenting classes and workshops.

How important is naming your kids to you?

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We pick a name that sounds good and that's it. We don't really stress about naming our kids.
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Very important! I will find names that have good meanings for my child.
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jesse.long
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I wouldn't be naming my kid some weird name or anything like that for sure! A regular name is okay with me.
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It's important! I would give it my full thought because it's going to be their name until they die and I want my kids to love their name. I hated mine. It's so blah!
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Their names reflect your personality too, so better give them good names.
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My wife and I do research on names but she's the one obsessed with it.
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I am going to give them beautiful names. Maybe from the Bible. Let's see.
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Very. I wouldn't want to give my kids funny or embarrassing names that they'll be ashamed to use.
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I'm not after unique names. I would be happy with a regular name for them.
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I would like their names to be unique actually.
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It is the only thing that I can give them that's why I'd better name them the best.
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We used my dad and mom's name as second names for our kids. It's important to have that so they'll remember them even as they get older.
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We named our children after the Bible.
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