There’s scientific evidence that healthy relationships are foundational to a healthy life. But in childhood or as a young adult did you ever learn the skills that lead to healthy relationships? Me neither...
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?
Okay, I have to admit that I created this list mostly for me. As a consummate task-master, I need all the reminders I can get to monitor my overactive “Get’er done” mode. When I’m in the mode, I have a hard time snapping out of it. Yes, it’s awesome to get stuff done, but not… Continue reading 5 Ways to Feel More Connected to Your Family Today
The past few months, I’ve been spending time in classrooms doing research for my new book. I’m exploring the “weird stuff” that happens in middle school. I’ve asked over 100 tweens and teens, what should be included in this book and the responses have been powerful. The most frequently shared response is….JUDGEMENT. Not surprisingly, judgment… Continue reading Belonging Vs. Fitting-In at School…and at Home
There are several parenting lessons I wish I’d figured out earlier. For instance, how to navigate toddler tantrums and help my daughter work through anger in a healthy way. I figured out that lesson about three years later than I wish I had...
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?”
The ultimate measure of a successful life, “Do the people you care about love you back?” - Warren Buffett