Healthy relationships, Parenting

Superheroes: We Protect Anything Smaller Than We Are

Some words are too powerful not to share. My dear friend shared this blog by author Rebecca Yarros with me. A loving, important message to be shared someday with her young sons about consent, kindness and superheroes.

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

Parenting

Talking to Kids about Consent

As a parent, I’ve tried to cultivate a home that encourages open, honest discussion about all topics. I keep my responses appropriate for my kid’s age and stage of development, but I welcome questions and often bring up topics that are important to understand. Several years ago, we started talking about consent. Recent news stories… Continue reading Talking to Kids about Consent