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Linda Simpson

writer, poet, guidance education advocate, loving Mum and Gramma

A committed writer and speaker with stories to share based on many life lessons. I found a voice and style that matches my spirit. The hope is that these articles inspire reflection and conversation.
After a rewarding teaching career that spanned 40+ years, writing became my next step. Many years spent as a guidance education trainer gave me a unique perspective on the lives of children. Divorce twenty years ago provided first- hand knowledge of that life altering experience. As a very single parent, I am devoted to my wonderful family.
Every day I knock on the sky and believe impossible things before breakfast. It is all shared with the reader.
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Don't Let Anger Rule Your Life After A Divorce

Separation and divorce bring a veritable banquet of reasons to be angry because the circumstances are often unfair. You probably didn't stop caring or stop trying to make it work. Anger grows out of that loss of control, for yourself and your future. This anger is hung on that line of uncertainty that trails back months, maybe years behind you.
05/19/2017 09:35 EDT
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The Dinner Table Is The Heart Of The Home

Pulling the family together for a meal has many challenges at any time of year. But as spring heads into summer, the threads of family life drift outside, each person often with their own destination. Family bonds are 'the ties that bind' and mealtime is an important aspect of that bonding.
05/01/2017 05:16 EDT
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Your Child Needs Emotional Agility To Succeed

Extensive rigorous research demonstrates that an emotionally secure child has a healthy understanding of interpersonal skills and improved academic performance. Every parent knows the pain of seeing their child in distress over some emotional hurt. As parents we must accept that we cannot make 'boo boo's go away for their entire life. Let them feel it and learn some agility skills. Dexterity counts in the game of life too.
03/29/2017 10:27 EDT