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
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
Worry, doubt, fear, sadness and poor self esteem don’t belong in children. Adults either. But we expect children to be happy and playful and full of joy. How do they take on so much negativity at such a young age? Although it is assumed that traumatic experiences are the cause, more often than not, it … Continue reading 10 Ways to Help Children Face Negative Emotions and Find Happiness
When I was a kid, we played outside all the time. None of the kids were the same ages and it didn’t matter. We had a set of swings, a baseball diamond, and at night we played hide and seek after dark and caught fireflies in our hands. Mostly we rode bikes. My brother … Continue reading Just As I Am
Gram looked up from her cup of tea. “There are many things to do! But you don’t have to always do something. You can just be.” Gabby looked at her grandmother “Be what?” she asked. “You don’t have to be something. Just be you! Bring your Loving Self as close as you can. Forget about … Continue reading Kids Need to Learn to Be. Be What? At Peace With Themselves.