If you want the best version of employees, then it’s time to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Have a workplace culture that encourages both parents to provide care. Moms in the office already had it tough- 82% of working moms cite barriers keeping them from leadership roles. 78% say they have to prove themselves more in the workplace. 42% of women worry motherhood will … [Read more...] about Employers: We’re Not Asking Anymore. We Demand You Support Us.
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Montessori. You’ve heard of it. You’ve probably misspelled it. You’ve drooled over the beautiful materials, the sweet, child-sized everything. Maybe you’ve considered implementing it with your family. But then, you started reading about it and yikes-- it sounds like you’d have to overhaul your entire life to make it work. Not only that, but it seems expensive. Like, expensive. … [Read more...] about Montessori for the Modern Mom
In my last blog I explained how my child with autism now prefers to get ready for finals. Luckily, he accepted my suggested approach to start early and spread out the work. How does his high school organize finals? His high school divides finals up by periods. The school works on a regular six period schedule. Last year, the finals were divided by periods one and two … [Read more...] about Autism and Organizing for Finals – Part Two
After snatching the last cookie out of her little sister's hands, your 10-year-old daughter hit her sister when you asked her to return the cookie. Instead of apologizing when you asked her to, she threw the cookie to the ground and stormed out of the room. Such behavior can be frightening for you as a parent. You may think that you are raising a monster and feel unsure how to … [Read more...] about How to Discipline a Child Who Shows No Remorse
After a separation it may seem like your marriage will never be the same again. While this may be true, you can try to make the change positive instead of negative. It's amazing how much you can shift within a relationship by simply shifting your own thoughts and behaviors. "During what I call the awful years, couple's therapy just made me feel angrier and more … [Read more...] about How to Make Marriage Work After Separation