Recently I was talking with my mother, who is in her 60s, about my older son, who is very… vocal. He talks constantly. In admiring her grandson’s verboseness and laughing at me and my auditory exhaustion, she was suddenly reminded about mothering my sister at about the same age. She was also very chatty. Apparently my sister’s constant talking about the issues and observances … [Read more...] about Marketing to Moms: Is That Your Reflection on the T.V.?
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“Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.” Robert Bly I want to follow up on my last posting on Generational Shame...How do we engage with our child in a non-shaming way? One way is to slow our reactions down in general. Take a moment to reflect about what is really going on with your child and yourself. For … [Read more...] about Reflective Parenting: Keeping Your Child’s Mind, In Mind
This weekend was action packed. Truly, there was no breathing room. Besides a nice family dinner Friday night, the rest of the weekend was spent studying and running. We awoke Saturday morning to a major hockey tournament for my big son. Hello, what else is new?! But the truth is, 12 of the top players from his team of 50 kids were chosen to compete in the Jeux De … [Read more...] about Reflections of a Weekend
Imagine this scene: It’s 7:40 in the morning. You are trying to get everyone out the door on time for school. But one child is purposely moving slowly because her feelings were hurt by her older siblings who laughed at her. Meanwhile, those two siblings are fighting over the toothpaste in the bathroom and still haven’t put their shoes on. Add … [Read more...] about The Beauty of Reflection… why self awareness is the first step to better parenting
Trick or treating is one of the great American traditions, and we can still enjoy a safe night out trolling for goodies…provided we use some common sense and give our kids a few important guidelines. Maybe you’ll be accompanying your hobgoblins door to door this year, or perhaps you have older children venturing out on their own with friends. Here are some general safety tips … [Read more...] about Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween!