This year has been especially painful. It’s hard to process. As my emotions about our current state of affairs continue to swirl, I find myself thinking even more about how my words and actions impact and influence others. Am I walking my talk or are my words simple platitudes? Do I live out my values? What am I really teaching my kids? Read more.
As our country begins the process of reopening after quarantine, a variety of emotions may also be emerging. Some of us may feel ready to bust out, some may be quite anxious or angry and others are just plain uncertain. As we start to think about re-engaging it might be a good time to plan how we are going to manage the emotions associated with doing so. That includes helping our children manage theirs. Read more.
Chores. Unfortunately, chores are a necessary part of life. Starting your kids off early with age-appropriate jobs helps set the tone for your expectations, creates a family rhythm of getting stuff done, teaches them important life skills and builds a sense of purpose and accomplishment. Read more.