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Noticing Busyness

Noticing Busyness

Jul 19, 2017
Last night in the parent group, we talked about Busyness being a guard. It got me thinking about pond skaters, the water bug that glides, skips and skates on pond surfaces. Busyness is like pond skating.…
Noticing People Talking

Noticing People Talking

Mar 20, 2017
Overhearing snatches of conversation I look up and see two men talking at a nearby table. I guess they're new acquaintances. Two women embrace by the window. “You look great" one says to the other. They…
Auto-Parenting is Throwing Life Away

Auto-Parenting is Throwing Life Away

Dec 05, 2016
Auto-parenting is hugely threatening to the parent-child relationship. When we parent unconsciously, we turn off our power to engage with our child and with our self. Did you know more than 40% of everyday…
In a Near Perfect World

In a Near Perfect World

Dec 05, 2016
In a near perfect world we would be family. We would not hate or fear, or intentionally hurt one another. We would feel safe in our towns, homes, schools and skin. There would be no denunciation or blocking…
Checking in With Ourselves – An Excellent Parent Practice

Checking in With Ourselves – An Excellent Parent Practice

Nov 30, 2016
No matter what’s happening with my child, it always comes back to what’s happening inside me first. When we ask ourselves What am I feeling?  What am I thinking?  What am I doing? in the split second…
Trump and Anger – Now What?

Trump and Anger – Now What?

Nov 14, 2016
We’re a country up in arms. I saw a truly unfortunate image on Facebook this morning – a woman defecating on a Trump poster in Times Square. My father once told me we are what we read and who we choose…
Ingredients to Parent Leadership

Ingredients to Parent Leadership

Jul 07, 2016
What are the ingredients that create those special, humming, effortlessly connected moments with your child? You know you feel happy, calm and connected but what else is going on? Here is a list of ingredients…
I’m a Parent Coach. You’re an Athlete.

I’m a Parent Coach. You’re an Athlete.

Jun 30, 2016
I’m a parent coach. We don’t have to have it figured out, we just need to stay engaged, be curious and actively tune into our children and ourselves. When parents take care of themselves, they take care…
Columbine – A Mother’s Reckoning

Columbine – A Mother’s Reckoning

Jun 16, 2016
The news hit hard – as it always does – when I read there’s been another senseless shooting. That day I’d just finished A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold. Sue is the mother of one of the two Columbine…
Parents Banish Son for Stealing

Parents Banish Son for Stealing

Jun 14, 2016
In the news, parents in New Mexico decide to punish their 16-year-old son for chronic stealing by banishing him to a tent in their yard until 9pm each night. He must write five book reports meant to teach…

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