Monthly Archives: July 2014

Parents – Amateurs or Pro’s?

Parents – Amateurs or Pro’s?

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur. Alvin Toffler Good Morning! As far as I know there is no such thing as a professional parent. We are all amateurs. One of the differences being that, as amateurs, we don’t get paid – at least in dollars and cents. πŸ™‚ Another difference is that

Start Again

Start Again

Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breathe and START AGAIN. Positive Parenting Quotes Good Morning! Parenting is is hard. Every day we are faced with a myriad of choices and decisions and questions and things that have to get done. We are busy from morning to night. Sometimes we make good choices

Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice

Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is the rain that grows flowers, not thunder” Rumi Good Morning! In my “witch on a broomstick” phase I raised my voice a lot. That was my go-to when life got tough and the chaos took over. I did not know any other way to get my children

Much Loved, Not Spoiled

Much Loved, Not Spoiled

“It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.” (John Gray) Good Morning! I think John Gray really is spot on in this quote today. I have often thought about why some children seemed to get a lot of things and have an attitude of entitlement, and

How to Love Your Children More Than Their Abilities

How to Love Your Children More Than Their Abilities

β€œBy loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.” ― Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential Good Morning! It is easy to get into the habit of praising our children for what they do. It

Do No Harm

Do No Harm

“We go into parenting, and we discover that we don’t have the answers. We are at a loss.” Julia Cameron I like this quote because I feel that Julie Cameron is being really honest. And sometimes as a parent it is really hard to be honest and admit that you don’t have all of the

One Little Hug

One Little Hug

Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children. Princess Diana What a simple act – a hug. And yet, what profound feelings can come from just a simple hug. As an adult I love to feel my husband’s strong arms area around me: Sometimes to convey his love, some sometimes to comfort

In the Heat of the Moment

In the Heat of the Moment

“In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone’s letter.” (Chinese Proverb) Good morning! All humans have a wide range of emotions. As parents we can experience all of these emotions in just a day, or even just an hour or sometimes in

Can you find the humor in your crisis?

Can you find the humor in your crisis?

β€œThe crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.” H.G. Wells Good Morning! The quote today is so true. Things that happen today that put us in crisis mode, later become tales that we laugh at. One of my children was what I call “tactile” sensitive. All of her clothing had to be soft and

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