Words Carry Weight

When it comes to our language, what we say and how we say it are both important. When we speak from a reactionary place, with fear, anxiety and/or negativity, our children absorb those emotions. If we regularly react to our child’s curiosity – such as looking at something breakable or picking up something that might…

Autonomy for All Ages

Many times we get caught up in what our children are doing, or not doing, and forget to take a deep breath. One theme that consistently comes to light in my coaching practice is control. We try so hard, with good intentions, to control our children. When it comes to mealtime, we want them to…

You Do You

Last month I heard a phrase at a family wedding that really struck me. The phrase was You Do You. I have been thinking about this phrase ever since. Many times in our lives, we want things to go a certain way. We want our children to be this or that, or act in a…