Category Archives: Think

Think is all about Philosophy, Discussion, and Important Issues. At The Compound we all often discuss Philosophy and Issues that are important to us, but my issues usually differ from the group as a whole because most of them aren’t thinking about kids right now. So this is my spot to bring those issues to light.

Accessible Games for Everyone (Blindness) Have you ever wondered how a blind person could play board games? Well, there’s braille, but what about games that don’t involve words? Turns out, there are lots of games that have been adapted to … Continue reading

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Prevent Obesity Dot Net!   Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States and around the world. This website is the spearhead of a campaign to fight childhood obesity by improving the food environments for children and their … Continue reading

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The Real You

In this video Alan Watts (one of The Monk’s favorite people, whose voice and outfit he can imitate to a t) explains how you can “never have an experience of nothing”. We are the universe and the universe is us. … Continue reading

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Papa Green Bean Blog Found another awesome blog about inspired parenting! Check this out! ;D Some favorites: Total respect in dialog with children. Treat your littlest ones with dignity. Use intelligent questions. Use open-ended questions. Give honest answers. Express … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence… knowing what your feelings are and how to control them…has been known to be more important for success than IQ scores. Everyone can feel this, but it wasn’t until recently that it was widely known or implemented. … Continue reading

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The Magic of 222

Has someone ever told you something that stuck with you and made you smile, and even though you knew it didn’t really work you did it anyway? That’s kind of what 222 became to me. As I was walking back … Continue reading

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Monday Mourning

(((Monday Mourning.))) Some of you might have heard of the story of Issy, an autistic girl who was nearly murdered by her mother and is still fighting for her life in the hospital. I have to admit when I first … Continue reading

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The Homeless Guy Blog

“Having a cold is no fun, having a cold in the summer is less fun, having a cold in the summer while you’re homeless is the third level of hell.” So I found this blog ( when I was typing up … Continue reading

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what Miley taught me about parenting

“And it would seem that no one around her loved her enough to tell her “no”…to validate her enough as a woman that she wouldn’t feel the need to exploit herself in that way.” via what Miley taught me about … Continue reading

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An Ode & a Plea to an Introverted Toddler

An Ode & a Plea to an Introverted Toddler. (Awesome kid R from Okayest Mom) Introversion is an interesting thing. It is nice to have a kid that isn’t bouncing off the walls all the time. (I guess if I … Continue reading

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