I would love to share with you a glimpse into my recent journey in Brené Brown’s Daring Way facilitator training. Through thoughtful and patient exploration, the instructors and curriculum led me through a process of reflecting...
When we hear the word “scale” in relation to eating healthy, it’s hard not to feel some aversion to the topic. But in this case, it’s not that kind of scale. It’s more of a gauge we use to determine how hungry we are and what it is we’re hungry for.
When it comes to grief and loss most of us are familiar with Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ 5 Stages of Grief. The five stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and accepting. We can identify with the majority of these stages, but what many don’t know […]
Going through a divorce can be a tumultuous time for any adult, and for children it can feel like their world is falling apart. It can be confusing for children to have two homes, particularly in the early stages of divorce. But there are ways to bring positivity and excitement to this change, while reducing […]
When children are taught how to set and achieve goals, they learn that decisions have consequences and that hard work earns rewards. As your child sets and works toward academic goals, their self-confidence will grow, and they’ll take pride in themselves and their achievements. They will learn how to focus, how to prioritize, and ultimately […]
Being a parent of a child with special needs is something many will never understand unless they have lived it. These parents are working every day to provide for their families financially and emotionally. They are parents trying to juggle multiple therapy appointments, school meetings, doctors’ appointments while trying to provide a sense of stability […]
The following health and safety tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Feel free to excerpt these tips or use them in their entirety in any print or broadcast story, with acknowledgment of source. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Here are a few tips from the AAP to help families […]
For many busy, working families, the holiday break can feel less like a vacation and more like a storm of activities, scheduled obligations, parties, errands and stress. With this in mind, here are a few tips and tricks to help your family survive the holiday break. Keep the Kids Busy Even though you may still […]
Children and teenagers are being confronted with obstacles previous generations before them never encountered. With social media at the forefront in this changing world, it’s important for us to look at some of the challenges children and teens face when it comes to social interactions. Many teens can be found in the same room texting […]
Growing up I remember my parents teaching me to say “please” and “thank you” and to greet the visitor by shaking their hand. It was about being polite and respectful to others. Most importantly, it was “Follow the Golden Rule”. The Golden Rule in my family was to “Treat others the way we want to […]