Be Mindful Of Your Space

“Be mindful of the space you are in,” said a woman to her young daughter in a coffee shop with many breakables. After hearing this statement, I sat there in disbelief. I had never heard this phrase before, but I couldn’t help but just sit in awe and let the beauty of those words soak…

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Listen In

How can we teach our children to listen to their wisdom, desires, thoughts and beliefs, if we cannot do this ourselves? So many opportunities arise on a daily basis to tune into ourselves, rather than look for validation outside of ourselves. I recently had to make a decision that I knew would impact a few…

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The Perfect Summer

Many times, we become fearful of what our children might do over the summer if they are not scheduled tightly or what their technology usage will look like if they have too much downtime. Is this something that you think about as the summer is approaching? Are you concerned that your kids won’t have enough…

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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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