Staying connected to people who are different from us can be stressful! It is so much more comfortable to stay in circles of friends and family who see the world the way we do. How well we cope with differences actually has a lot to do with the family we grew up in. While we are, … [Read more...] about How to Stay Connected When You Don’t Agree
I love many things about my job; one of the biggest things I love is that I get to work with a lot of teenagers and young people. It’s a challenge sometimes because young people often hold huge feelings in small bodies that have not yet fully matured, physically, or emotionally. … [Read more...] about Connecting With Our Kids Through Empathy
I am sitting on my back patio, enjoying a glorious Spring day, determined to write about ANYTHING but COVID-19! I am guessing I am not the only one who is over-saturated with updates, opinions, and emotions running high. So instead I thought I would write about some things that … [Read more...] about The Other Side of Anger
These are definitely unusual times. As I watch one kid playing outside (by himself) and the other trying to figure out home-schooling, I’m trying to remember what ‘normal’ looks like; and when we might get back there again. Like how many felt after the realities of 9/11 sank in, … [Read more...] about Keeping Our Kids From Corona-Crazy
If you are a parent, you may have discovered that each child is different and requires unique parenting techniques. Our children are people with varying natures, experiences, emotions and personalities. It makes sense that they have different needs that require different … [Read more...] about Parenting Children with Trauma
I just got back from summer vacation with our kids. I’ve written about them before, they’re boys aged 14 and 11 years. We’re currently in the throw of raising a teenager, and all the joys that go along with adolescence and ‘coming of age’. Although we had a great time, I was … [Read more...] about Where Did My Sweet Kid Go?