Books, Inspirations, Parenting

A Mantra for Tweens and Teens: Comparison is the Thief of Joy

Imagine being a tween or teenager today. You easily see how many social media followers, friends and post likes you have compared to others. You scroll your feed and see your friends enjoying a party you weren’t invited to. Every day you’re bombarded with selfies and images that are edited to perfection. It takes Herculean inner-strength not to constantly compare yourself to others!

Books, Family Dinner, Healthy relationships, Parenting

Family Dinner Topic: Which Emotion is Most Difficult for You to Express at Home and Why?

As a child who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s, I missed the whole Emotional Intelligence (EQ) bus. My family didn’t talk about emotions or practice how to regulate them in a healthy way. So when my kids were babies, I realized I had a lot to learn to help my family (and myself) develop EQ.

Books, Parenting

Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson

“Courage = Doing the hard thing in the presence of fear.” – Laurie Halse Anderson A few weeks ago, I attended a writer’s conference in Denver. Laurie Halse Anderson, author of the award winning young adult novel Speak and many other amazing books, was the keynote. I’m reading Speak now along with my daughter. It’s… Continue reading Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson