One of my sweetest memories is of something I heard the day my daughter was born. It was my husband.Continue
Raising Boys We’re back this week with Nathan McTague, the co-founder of the Center for Emotional Education and co-creator of theContinue
The short and long-term benefits of breastfeeding may be something that you’ve heard before, but new research has identified 1000’s of factors and co-factors in breastmilk that we are just beginning to understand. I’d like to share with you a few of the things I’ve been learning that you may not already know about the magic of breastmilk.Continue
Q&A: Talking about Bodies and Sex with Your Kids
I am loving being a boy-mama. My sons are almost 10 & 12. The “challenges” I’m having are (although I don’t have a “problem” with this – just mystified confusion) why EVERYTHING relates to a penis. Everything. “Heh-heh…that rock looks like a penis, you smell like a penis, that cloud looks like a penis. PENIS.” LOL!! But… why?? I don’t remember hearing girls talk about vaginas.
I wasn’t going to breastfeed. I wasn’t sure it was for me. So when I learned that the birth center where I was planning to have my son required breastfeeding, I felt a familiar, “No one can tell me what to do” rise up within me.Continue
The question sent in for today was specifically about how to help our boys navigate “locker room talk” so that they don’t become a victim of some kind by not participating, but can handle those situations they may find themselves in. The topic of respect is at the forefront once again – respecting our children and holding boundaries so they learn what that feels and looks like.Continue
I’m excited to welcome Nathan McTague back as we discuss some questions that listeners sent in. We heard from many of you that you enjoyed our discussion about raising emotionally-healthy boys, and we hope you enjoy the Q&A as well. We’ll be spending the next three episodes on listener questions.
In this episode, we start with early life and the developmental process that happens, and weaving in empathy and connection as our children grow into adults.
Question: Why can’t my kid just wipe?Continue
Greetings from Florida! I hope this note finds you doing well. This month, we’re sharing stories of encouragement (the effortContinue
We’re back again this week with Nathan McTague to continue our discussion on raising emotionally-healthy boys. In this episode, we talk about how to support our children when they are angry or upset.Continue
As the requirements for our children in traditional schools become longer, including mandates for the number of minutes each subject must be taught, schools are eliminating recess, physical education, and play-based learning. There simply isn’t time for movement because it is considered unimportant in our head-centric education. But this disconnect is hurting our children.Continue