Guide Versus Friend

Many times in life, we just want to be everyone’s friend. We want to befriend the people that matter most in our lives, perhaps the ones we brought into this world, or are raising. Have you ever thought about this? Do you ever look at your children and want to be their friends? Do you…

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Child-Led Play

Playtime is one of the most important experiences to see curiosity, natural motivation, and interest in your child. It is an opportunity to step into their world and try to experience play through their eyes. Have you ever noticed your child recreating the rules of a game? Or asking you to play monopoly, but suddenly…

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Stop Yelling

Sometimes we let our emotions run high and become so angry or frustrated with the behavior in front of us that we just simply let go. However, when we yell or scream at our children, does it really bring a positive change to the current situation? Yelling has a gasoline on fire effect – it…

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Connection, Trust, and Commitment

When I think back to my childhood and reflect on parenting then and parenting now, I am amazed at the differences I see. The main thing that stands out for me in my own childhood is how we, as kids, entertained ourselves all the time. I do not remember the family coming together to watch…

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Relieve Yourself from Your Agendas

Do you come to parenting with an agenda? Do you have preconceived notions of what an infant will do, such as how he or she will nap and sleep through the night? What about toddlerhood? Do you anticipate the age of potty-training, sleep patterns, and interests? What about the teen years? How do you see…

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Living In Our Essence

Doubt in adulthood – How often does this occur? Do you ever ask yourself whether you are doing enough, good enough? Is what you’re doing as good as __________? Too often we find ourselves in this mindset. Often, we scroll on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and see all of the amazing things that people are…

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Moments of Awe

Have you ever sat and wondered or been in amazement of what is directly in front of you? This has happened to me on a few occasions, but I specifically remember a time when I was on the airplane. I don’t like to fly but I try to sit in wonder as I look out…

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