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.
Imagine being a tween or teenager today. 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!
Did you know that adults spend an average of 49 days a year looking at their phones? And that we unlock our phones an average of 80 times per day?
The teen years are complex, filled with change and intense growth. I asked teenagers what they wished their parents understood about them.
As my kids grow, moments to connect with my family are becoming more limited. So I’m trying not to miss little opportunities for connection when they arise.
Mean girl behavior, or relational aggression isn’t just for girls. Boys experience these painful interactions and may not realize it’s a form of bullying.
Consent is defined as giving permission for something to happen. Teaching kids and teens about consent reduces sexual coercion, harassment, and assault.
Conversations with kids about consent can begin as early as preschool and continue throughout the teen years. These resource help guide these conversations.
We all have relationships that are challenging at times. The only thing you can control is yourself, but this choice can be powerful.