Daily routines and structure help kids feel calm and safe. But when schools are closed, your job is in flux and fear is widespread, how can parents create structure at home? In these uncertain times, maintaining routines, family connection and calm is more important than ever…
Have you given or received a hug today?
In addition to feeling good, hugs provide a surprising list of health benefits,
Words have the power to help or hurt, build up or tear down, and perpetuate gossip or stop it. This article shares the ugly truth behind harsh words.
Do you ever offer your kids unsolicited advice or jump right in to help them solve their problems? Yeah, me too. Breaking the habit of trying to fix things for your kid is hard, but important…
When kids understand the difference between tattling or snitching and reporting it helps them feel safe to report unsafe situations.
Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? What about your child? Knowing your natural tendencies and those of your family will help you better understand and support your loved ones.
Okay, I have to admit that I’m writing this mostly for me. But I’m guessing that I’m not alone on this one.
As a recovering perfectionist, I find that often the hardest person for me to forgive is myself. Anyone else ever experience this?..
Validation means letting kids share their thoughts and feelings without judging or criticizing them. It means that you understand what your child feels is real to her. And it’ a powerful parenting too.
Teachers: Thank you for the vital role you play in the lives of our children, so much of it unseen and unrecognized.
At my baby shower, I received a simple book filled with blank pages. Little did I know that this would be the best, most meaningful baby gift.