Friendship, Healthy relationships, Parenting

The Yoda Way to Guide Kids through Friendship Struggles

As parents, it’s extremely hard to see our kids struggle. We want to alleviate their pain and solve problems, so we jump right in and offer quick solutions. But often, our efforts only make US feel better. And we miss the opportunity to help our kids navigate their emotions, feel heard and develop healthy relational skills. So how do we guide kids through friendship struggles – the Yoda way?

Friendship, Healthy relationships, Parenting

Simply Starting With “I” Instead of “You” Changes the Whole Conversation

Quick Quiz: Which of these statements would you rather have said to you? “You need to help out more. I’ve been doing all the work around here lately.” “I feel overwhelmed lately by all of the work I’ve been doing around here. Can we talk about that?”

Friendship, Healthy relationships, Inspirations, Parenting

The ultimate measure of a successful life, “Do the people you care about love you back?” – Warren Buffett

The ultimate measure of a successful life, “Do the people you care about love you back?” - Warren Buffett

Friendship, Healthy relationships, Parenting

Mean Girl Behavior Isn’t Just a Girl Thing – How to Help Boys Manage Toxic Relationships

Mean girl behavior, or relational aggression, isn't just a girl thing. Boys also experience these painful social interactions and may not even realize it's a form of bullying.

Friendship, Healthy relationships, Inspirations, Parenting

Five Hidden Friendship Truths that Confuse Kids (and Adults too)

Friendships can be confusing, especially for kids. Given the wide range of social skills in a single classroom, it’s no wonder that friendship struggles regularly unfold. In my work with kids, I like to explore the hidden truths of friendship. As I share these truths, I always feel a collective sense of relief in the… Continue reading Five Hidden Friendship Truths that Confuse Kids (and Adults too)