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Marilynn Halas
Marilynn Halas is a children's book author, life coach and founder of 4 Sunflowers Media, a multimedia company whose mission is to empower children and parents through storytelling. She currently lives in rural Connecticut with her husband and four children. For more information on 4Sunflowers Media and the Fuzzwipper Series, visit

Entries by Marilynn Halas

10 Notes For Parents From My Dad, the Music Man

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 12:08 PM

My dad didn't play the violin -- he played the fiddle. In fact, there was nothing he couldn't play. I'm sure he could make any instrument sing; he needed only five minutes and a paying customer.

He taught me so many things, but what I remember most was his gentle...

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Riding the Bus With My Mom

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 10:42 AM

Everyday, twice a day, we rode the #8 bus from our house about six miles to school. My mom would drop me off and then catch another bus to her office. We bumped along River Road and talked about life, dreams and what to have for dinner. We planned our...

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Teaching Empathy; A Matter of Life and Death

(1) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 5:38 PM

With her family and friends, today we mourn the loss of Maren Sanchez who was brutally killed at Jonathan Law High School this morning in Milford, Connecticut. She was only 16-years-old. Sweet Sixteen. She was preparing for a bright future, I bet she had hopes and dreams and...

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Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover, Or a Parent By Their Kid

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 4:28 PM

Parents are judged all the time. Good parents must be the ones with the good kids right? Yes, sometimes. I believe good parenting happens in the in the way we react to our sons and daughters. Difficult kids needs good parents too and most of the time, they get them....

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Your Child Is Being Bullied. Now What?

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 5:14 PM

At first, it's hard to see the changes. They are subtle and small, but soon there is an undeniable sadness in your child's eyes. If you're lucky, you'll actually get an answer when you ask what's wrong, but most of the time, you just get nothing. Nothing's wrong, nothing happened...

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Preventing Bullying By Preschool

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 12:02 PM

I was bullied for three years when I was a kid. Second, third and fourth grades were a constant refrain, of "What's that smell? Oh, it's Marilynn," "It's an earthquake! No, just Marilynn," or my personal favorite, "You're dead outside." I guess the truth is that I felt dead inside...

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