Our children internalize their experiences and create self-dialogue. Are they learning to hate themselves through comparisons, feelings of inadequacy, or others’ negative opinions? Or are they learning to love themselves with grace and acceptance? Incorporating these three exercises into their days will empower them to be mentally healthy.
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In a way, knowing about a fatal disease, such as GM1, is a blessing. It gives you a little more perspective and appreciation for the little things. None of us knows when we will die, but we can be grateful everyday for what we have.
What do teenagers really need in order to grow up to be responsible and happy adults? This book offers excellent food for thought.
It’s true. I’ve been watching you.
Not in the creepy, lock-your-doors kind of way.
But in the unspoken, wonder-and-admire kind of way.
It’s never too early to start teaching my kids that the generations in our family are linked, even if it’s mostly through choppy video calls. Here are four ways that I do it.
The media may love a good fight… but moms do NOT! Is it even possible to keep our kids from fighting? Maybe not 100% of the time, but there are lots of ways to drastically reduce the fighting in our homes. Here are three moms’ ideas for calling a cease-fire on the fights.
Before my first day of school as a mom, I loved mornings. Yet once I had school-aged children, things changed. Little did I know that my mornings would look nothing like the sitcoms. One day the solution came to me. We would create a morning schedule. And it worked!
Children need to understand the importance of sleep and how it recharges their bodies, helps them grow, and keeps them healthy. As they are still learning this, bedtime can feel like World War III, but improving behavior starts with us—the parents.
Organizing doesn’t come naturally to me. In fact, unless acted upon by an outside force (visitors!), most of the time our house was gravitating towards chaos. When my sister-in-law last visited, she shared some of her simple “secrets” for keeping a clean and orderly home. Here’s what I learned.
Today I’m giving myself—and you—permission to ditch whatever ideal you had, stop looking at how someone else does it, and instead just do it your own way. Embrace it. Be authentic to you.
Do you find yourself embarking on a new phase of mothering, such as your oldest child entering junior high school? Author Lori Gard reflects on the ways she has tried to build strong relationships with her children, so their relationships can serve as a bridge during times of transition for the family.
Hey Everyone! How is your summer going so far? I hope it’s been as wonderful as mine. Every year I forget how quickly they go by, and vow to myself to soak in every available moment. Just thought I would share with you some of the things I have cooked up so far for […]