I can remember the controversy at my children’s elementary school over whether or not Christmas carols could be part of the holiday concert. The decision was no, although nonreligious holiday songs were acceptable.
Many of us have fond childhood memories of Thanksgiving when families typically come together to celebrate their many blessings and enjoy a traditional meal together. While sometimes these holidays also involve various degrees of stress, by and large, the image at least is of a time of focusing on the many positives of coming together […]
In my last post on life-changing moments, I described how an offhand comment from a parent (or someone else in the life of a child) can significantly impact the life of that child. A friend thanked me for what I wrote and then shared how sad the information made her feel. “I kept thinking of my […]
Teaching our children how to reconcile relationships when they have committed an offense is a significant and important value. It is the opposite of destructive entitlement, in which there is no sorrow over disrespecting someone else.
One of the early discoveries parents make is their image of what life was going to be like as a parent is a far cry from the reality experienced.*
So often we struggle to know what to do when our children misbehave. It just feels like they are out of control and we need to stop that behavior.
A new mom was telling me how anxious she became when she went to a breast-feeding support group led by a lactation consultant who told her she had missed her window of time to introduce a bottle. She was now convinced she was doomed to only be able to feed her child by breast-feeding for the next several […]