Saying “No” to your child? Three Things to Remember

“No” is an important word for our young children to hear and accept when it is used to help create safe spaces for them and promote healthy relationships with others. Offered in a mindful way by adults, “no” communicates boundaries and helps...

Connect more easily with your child by changing the way you listen

As parents, we want to build and maintain strong relationships with our children. We want them to find us trustworthy and supportive, nurturing and wise, generous and attuned. One of the best tools we have for succeeding in these goals is our ability to listen to our...

What do you need to know about screen time and kids?

If there’s something all of us are or will face as parents, it’s screens. There are varying thoughts around screen time, as well as plentiful data and certainly no shortage of opinion. This post is NOT about what you should do, it’s about engaging...

Supporting our children’s big dreams

As parents most of us view part of our role as teacher, here to help our children learn about the world and how to function well in it. I believe that our longer life-experience is one of the tools that we can use in guiding our children. However, this urge to teach...