IT'S NOT WHAT YOU SAY, IT'S HOW YOU SAY IT
When I was a teenager I was very... well... expressive. I remember hearing in response to my tone "you know it's not what you say,
WHY MODELING SELF-LOVE MATTERS
I admit, I had not been modeling self-love for her in conscious ways. She wasn't imitating my language. I had not been including myse
WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!?
With my kids, I began intentionally replacing my knee jerk response "WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!" with "what were you needing?&qu
IF ALL YOU HAVE IS A HAMMER...
I started to realize that when I see myself wielding my hammer (I am a fixer, after all) sometimes I push right through the most important m
RAISING GENEROUS KIDS
This article about how to raise generous kids was so touching to me, particularly because I have been thinking a lot lately about...
WHEN YOU BRING A CATHEDRAL
How would it feel if rather than being completely attached to how you'd like something to go, each person were to contribute something small
BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES
I’ve noticed my little one has been, well, unhinged since starting school this fall. It’s been humbling. When I’m non-reactive, it’s fine....
NON-JUDGMENT + THE OPEN HEART
When we access non-judgment, we open the doors to seeing the world through another’s perspective. We get curious and wonder what their expe
IMPROV PARENTING: YES, AND
The first rule of improv is "Yes, and." "Yes, and" represents accepting (considering, hearing, not necessarily agreeing with) what your c
RESPONDING WITH INTENTION TO YOUR CHILD'S EMOTIONS
How can I soothe and support another person - be it my child or anyone I’m in relationship with - without assuring them (or insisting) that