The One Thing All Self-Critical Parents Need

The other night my 12-year-old son woke me FOUR times in the night. At 4 a.m. , when he last appeared in my doorway, I believe I said “WTF? Are you for real here? You are making me crazy!!” Not so mindful or thoughtful. I was just exhausted and frustrated. I marched him back to his room and collapsed on his bed only to get up at 6 a.m. to get all three kids ready for school. ...more
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Two Little Words That Can Change the Way You Parent

There will be no next time. That's what I tell my girls when they flub up. Busted. You really messed up and now you’re outta luck. There will be no next time. I’m kidding. ...more
This was really great! I don't have children, however, I always cringe when I see adults ...more

Get Closer to Your Child Today

“Your believes become your thoughts,Your thoughts become your words,Your words become your actions,Your actions become your habits,Your habits become your values,Your values become your destiny.”- Gandhi ...more

Supporting Children After Sandy Hook Tragedy

Tragic events happen in the world every day and with today's age of information technology images and reports are readily available on television and social media. Twenty first graders were killed by a gunman in their classroom and now their faces are posted all over Facebook, Instagram and the local and national news. It's on the radio. It's what we are talking about in public and in private. This makes it impossible to avoid talking to our children about what happened....more

Mindful Parenting: Encourage Kids Rather than Praise or Criticize

As a therapist for children and parenting support provider, I like to help parents be very clear about their vision and purpose when considering how they interact with their children.  It is my desire to assist parents in being mindful, being present, being intentional in the way we go about raising and guiding our children....more

NaBloPoMo Day 18: The Art of Surrender

 This is an excerpt from Nov 18 (NaBloPoMo 18) post: The Art of Surrender (cont)...allowed it to come up instead interfering with it by holding on....more