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Negative Elements

With my kids, my use of the phrase “negative elements” covers many things: vulgar or coarse language, fighting, vanity, greed, childish wickedness, etc. They’re all eight and under so they have no clue just how negative elements can get. My oldest actually asked me to define it once, and I was unable to. We talk about negative elements, they see them on shows, but there are just elements I don’t want introduced unmitigated in their hearts, souls, and minds! Writing, however, is often all about negative elements!

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Summer reading isn’t just for grown ups, so I’ve been selecting a few titles to read to the kiddos. Recently we picked up Matilda from our local library, trusting that Roald Dahl could stimulate imagination and lead to a few good conversations.

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