The media is filled with news about bullying. The question is, does all of the attention help to decrease the bullying? Unfortunately, the answer is not clear. In order to address bullying, we need to try a different strategy, one that addresses the roles that kids choose. We need to focus our attention on teaching kids resilience. We need to teach kids how to respond to … [Read more...] about A New Strategy For Bullying: Teaching Resilience
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Motherhood can be a dream. Nothing compares to welcoming your own children into the world, to watching them take their first steps, to hearing their first words, to seeing them make friends, go to school, graduate, begin their careers, start families of their own... Motherhood can also be a nightmare. Nothing is more agonizing than watching your children hurt, bullied, or in … [Read more...] about A Matter of Life: Suicide Awareness and Prevention
When my kids were little, summers were tough enough balancing summer camps and fights over the same toys surrounded by a floor littered with plenty of choices. “Mom, that’s mine.” “Mom, she won’t share.” With the amount of time parents and kids have spent at home over the last year in the midst of pandemic lockdowns, both sides are looking for new ideas to do this … [Read more...] about Feeding Kids’ Curiosity at Home
When you are a busy Mom and the pressure is on, it helps to have steps you can rely on to start losing weight quickly. It all starts with mindset no matter what you decide to do to stop your weight gain. By getting in the right frame of mind, and with a few simple changes, you can get your life, your food and your weight manageable again. Mindset For those of you reading … [Read more...] about How to Take the Weight OFF, When the Pressure is ON
From the first time we dropped him off at nursery school, our son has always enjoyed going to school. Admittedly, in the earliest days, my husband and I employed a bit of “drop and run” strategy - we didn’t want to linger at the door and make it harder for him to detach. That was probably more for my sake than his, but it worked for us. While other parents struggled with … [Read more...] about Our First Three Weeks of Virtual Kindergarten = Success!