A cancer experience has taken hold of consciousness for a bit and so I am going to roll with it and stay in the moment with my thoughts. I do believe that this is not so much a divergence from previous topics, but a different route to the care and loving of the children in our … Continue reading Divergence in Blogging
Echosmith's "Cool Kids" was playing on the car radio as my grandson and I were traveling. Afterwards I asked him who the cool kids are. He only hesitated a second or two before responding that kids like him are the cool kids because they don't try to make anyone like them. They like who they … Continue reading Who are the Cool Kids?
Life is busy. Even when time is afforded for myself, there are still many things floating through my head, and at the end of the day, I think to myself, "Did you give gratitude today?" I have realized that gratitude does not have to be spoken or even thought, but it does have to … Continue reading Give Gratitude Effortlessly
Life is primarily choices, not that you can choose things that happen to you, but how you react to them. Life bring, disease, accidents, and other hardships, but whether you suffer through it or not, is a choice. There was a time I would have disagreed with it, telling myself that I just didn't understand. … Continue reading Beginning the Year in Gratitude
Today I am borrowing from a much wiser and well known writer to help convey an important parenting concept. If like me, you grew up hearing "Do as I say not as I do," and tried that as a way of parenting, you probably have already discovered that it doesn't work. Integrity is a much … Continue reading Model What You Want Them To Be
A conversation with a middle-schooler a few weeks back following a discussion about communicating after death was even more eye opening than the original one. She asked me how I would come back to her after I died. I responded, "as a hummingbird and what about you?" Her response was, "as a black and orange cat." … Continue reading Does your child feel like a stray?
Can your kids be quiet and be IN quiet without getting antsy? One kid very dear to my heart has a hard time in the car with nothing to do. "I'm bored! There is nothing to do!" is a constant complaint. My response, "We are doing something, we are having a conversation," for some reason has no … Continue reading Kids Can Follow the Mindful Path to Peace and Joy
Earlier this week I blogged “What were you THINKING!?!”, concerning adult reaction when older children make poor decisions. A news report concerning adolescents taking selfies on active railroad tracks, encouraged me to continue on this topic. In the last year over 500 deaths on railroad tracks have been reported. One of the issues is the … Continue reading Following the Adolescent Mind
Making wise choices comes about from experiences and practice as well as maturation. In any situation, children see what they are focusing on. It is only with growth and lessons learned that they begin to realize that there are consequences to every action. They are usually as surprised as anyone else when things don't go … Continue reading What Were You THINKING!?!
It is a busy world no matter how old you are. School age children deal with the issues of self, family, school, home, community, and also the world through technological communication that bombards us all. They need role models and listeners- adults with whom the can share their private worlds. My Loving Self and Me is a … Continue reading My Loving Self and Me- a blog for adults who love children