Feelings. We don’t really know what to do when someone is having really big feelings about something. When I became a parent, I had just about finished my masters in marriage and family therapy. I had been studying attachment and trauma along with what makes a relationship healthy, and I thought I was prepared for parenting.Continue
Raising Boys We’re back again with Nathan McTague for more Q&A about raising boys. This portion of the conversation isContinue
In Better Relationships in 2 Minutes, I’m going to be exploring a wide variety of topics that support creating and nurturing healthy relationships along with healing relationships when they aren’t doing well. My ideas are based on the latest research in attachment, epigenetics, Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology, sociology, systems theory, neurobiology, trauma resolution, and more.Continue
Has the course already started? How is this different from your other courses in the Learning Center? What is a Healing Story Circle? Are we actually learning to rewrite stories with our kids? Does this work for older kids or even adults? How much time will it take each week? Do I need to go somewhere for this course?Continue
I’ve been in the middle of a very large storm. My oldest son, my 19-year-old, has been really sick. We’veContinue
So why doesn’t everyone breastfeed? Or better yet, what can we do to make breastfeeding more possible?
It turns out that the answer is almost as complex as breastmilk itself.
I have met so many mothers who wanted to breastfeed their babies, but weren’t able to do so or had great difficulty getting started. Why? Here are some things we can do to make it more likely that mother-baby dyads will be able to breastfeed.Continue
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.