Every strong willed child can toe the line of defiance, but learn to harness their passion for great success!
My children aren’t perfect, by any means. But I will say that in raising them I have tried to instill life skills before age 5 that reinforce responsibility, dependability, and helpfulness. Basically before they start kindergarten, every child I believe should be equipped with basic life skills. So many skills are fairly easy to teach […]
There is a loneliness to raising kids without family in close proximity, without genuinely close friends, and without help. I recognized long ago that it really did take a village to raise a child — but not because that was how a healthy child was to be raised, but because that’s how mentally healthy parents […]
My husband and I often discuss what it actually means to have a strong family culture and what the implications are. I think we’ve always wanted to create a safe place for our children to explore the ideas the world has to offer, but the conversation inevitably changed when we decided to homeschool. Now, I […]
I got a phone call this morning and I was talking about how my 2 and 4 year olds were unintentionally tag-teaming a scream-a-thon. “Why?” was the response. But all I could think is “Anyone’s guess is as good as mine. Because they have big emotions? Because they don’t know how to express themselves? Or […]
Can your job really influence how successful you are at being a peaceful or mindful parent? Research says yes. In fact, some of the latest research coming out this past year indicates that parents trying to juggle priorities in 2019 need flexibility in their workplace in order to also extend emotional flexibility in the home. […]