A common question I get asked is abouthow to get kids to stop sucking their thumbs.Especially as they grow olderit becomes a concern to parents. Many kids try and stop, but […]Read more
My kid is almost 19. When she was born I could hear her non-verbal communication so clearly. It was like she was speaking to me. I knew she was […]Read more
These ideas are a good start on the journey
to loving and accepting ourselves.
The more intimate a self-relationship we have
The more we’re able to offer love to others
And the more we increase our capacity to enjoy life.
Punishment Dehumanizes. When parents makethe decision to not punishthey deeply humanize their children. Hanging Out with my Best Friend My daughter is almost 19.Today I was sitting with her on […]Read more
The Gift of NO Yesterday I asked my daughter to get something from the car for me. Her response was: “No I don’t feel like it.” Expressing my Gratitude The […]Read more
The Third Option Taking care of herself The other day I was at an event with my friend Tanya. It was 3 hour silent dance experience. It’s a pretty intense […]Read more
Teach Children to Embrace their Mistakes Road Trip With Good Friends A couple weeks ago I was on a road trip with some good friends. We went to Buffalo for […]Read more
The Challenge of Authenticity Showing My Whole Self Authenticity is challenging. When I am authentic with somebody I am exposing a deep vulnerability. I can’t be authentic without showing the […]Read more
Rejecting my position as an authority figure Yesterday I spent the whole day with my daughter. We drove around doing errands and some shopping. A Relationship Filled With Ease The […]Read more
Competing Parenting Priorities The Pattern of Priorities In working with families over the years I have noticed one of the most common obstacles that people face is competing or contradictory […]Read more