Monthly Archives: August 2013

Actions Speak Louder than Words

Actions Speak Louder than Words

Actions speak louder than words. I am sure that most everyone has heard that phrase. Have you ever really given it any thought? It is a pretty powerful statement and really does continue our theme of being calm. When your children see you start to get frustrated or angry and then see you calm yourself

Cool, Calm and Connected

Cool, Calm and Connected

I believe that staying calm is the single most important thing a parent can do for their children. Pretty big statement – I know. But having lived through three children I can tell you with complete honesty that staying calm saved my relationship with my children. And I know this for a fact because my

The “Strong Willed” Child

Good Morning! One of my children was a “strong willed” child. It took me a long time to realize that she was feeling out of control and what she really needed was someone to hold her and reassure her and listen to what she had to say. I sure wish I had learned that a

“Not now honey, I am busy…”

Good Morning! Everyone, or at least most people I know, know that I am passionate about children and play. I believe that we are doing a disservice to our children when we take away play and recess and instead try to cram in some more academic time. As a former preschool teacher the idea of

“Worry is a misuse of imagination.” -Dan Zadra

Good Morning! I worry. I try very hard not to worry – I breathe, I meditate, I take long walks but If I am really going to be honest – I worry. I worry a whole lot less these days – thanks to the breathing, the meditation and the long walks, but there are just

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