Golden Nugget

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Golden Nugget

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My golden nugget parenting advice is to give your kids that one-on-one attention and let them know that you’re looking at them, that you’re listening to them, that you’re there for them. Nowadays, we’re on the computer so much, we’re on the iPhone so much, or on the iPad so much that we tend to be focused on what we’re doing and not devoting our attention to our kids when they’re talking to us. So take the time to put your device down. Look them in the eye. On the Oprah show one time, they said, “Do your eyes light up when your kids walk into your room?” And when I heard that, I thought, “How many times my kids walk into the room and I’m typing. And I just say, ‘Hi’ without looking at them.” So I know make a point to stop what I’m doing to look at them and give them that one-on-one attention, so they can tell me about their day and know that I’m focused. Also, Harvey Karp has a theory about feeding the parking meter, which is no matter how busy you are, every now and then stop, and as if you’re putting the money in the meter, stop and look at your kids, check in on them, make sure that they’re okay. And then go back to your work. So take the time to divert your attention to them and give them that special one-on-one time when you’re in the middle of everything.

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Linda Perry

"Peachhead" Mom

Linda was born and raised in Venice, California, and has always been an active member of the community. She has worked for the same law firm since 1985, and started Peachhead as a hobby in 1997. She currently lives in Venice with her husband and two daughters. 

In addition to being the sole creator of Peachhead Familes, she was personally selected by Nintendo as their "Ambassador Mom" when they introduced the Wii gaming system (USA Today). She  has also been selected to be on the Parenting Team Advisory board for the DisneyFamily.com website, and was chosen to be an Alpha Mom for Broadway Theatre in Los Angeles. Linda has been featured on the Today Show and in The New York Times. In order to ensure online connections become more personal, Linda also hosts periodic "Peachhead Days" and Moms Nights Out.In her free time, Linda likes to read, exercise, and go to the beach. She is a charter member of two book clubs, loves to travel, and enjoys going out with her family and friends. Her motto is "lovin' life." 

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