Okay, let’s be real. A car full of kids, including one that can’t sit still for an entire movie, an adolescent boy, a hormonal teenager, and two tired parents does not make for a great road trip across the country. Perhaps, it would be a fantastic movie, one of those disaster movies that you can’t Read More
When I think about the families who are currently involved in our Learning Center Community, there’s such an interesting group with many different challenges and blessings. There are single moms raising their kids with little support and within communities of support. There are families with kids who have diagnoses and an alphabet of labels. There Read More
I knew that behavior changes due to punishment when I was growing came from a place of fear. If I changed my behavior, it was only in order to avoid more pain. I wanted my children to do the right thing because it was the right thing, not because they were afraid.
Everywhere we look nowadays, children are being diagnosed and labeled with disorders based on their behavior, with acronyms being placed near their names. “Johnny has ADD, that’s why he can’t sit still.” “Sherry has RAD and that’s why she can’t attach to us.” “Vinny is on the (autism) spectrum.” But how does it help to label our children?
I’m giving away 4 one-year memberships to the new Consciously Parenting Learning Center and Community. These are the GOLD memberships, so you get all the support of the Healing Story Circles- lovely spaces to connect with other parents via video chat where we create a safe container to share whatever is on your heart and mind so you can find your own answers- and all the content for a full year- as a gift.
I just finished a conversation with a dad. Maybe you can relate to his story. He’s in that space in between how he grew up and the tools he was given to parent his own children and the how he really wants to parent. In those moments where one of his children is having a Read More
We’ve been talking about boundaries, finding them within ourselves and with others outside of our families. Many of the parents I talk to who have trouble with the metaphorical “Uncle Bob” also have a challenge setting boundaries with their own kids. Today’s episode, Christy Farr and Rebecca Thompson Hitt talk about what healthy, respectful and loving boundaries can look like with your kids.
Having dinner with my aunt recently forced me to revisit my boundary issues. You know the boundaries I am talking about, the lines that should be drawn in situations you aren’t comfortable with, like say uprooting your family of five to help someone else with their vacation plans. “I need you to live in my Read More
When you were growing up, what happened when someone went beyond the appropriate? Whether it was your younger sister throwing things at you or your crazy Uncle Bob dropping by and not leaving for several weeks, we all have stories about boundaries that weren’t respected. Most of us didn’t experience healthy boundaries. A healthy boundary Read More