“I haven’t talked to my mom, I mean really talked, in six months,” a twelve year-old confided in me. “Oh, why is that,” I asked gingerly. “My mom laughed at me when I told her I had a boyfriend.” Sometimes we forget how sensitive children at this stage of development can be. Yet now, more […]
Our daughter, Brianna, was laying on the couch with her earbuds on doing the typical teenage ‘thing.’ Brian, my husband, started pestering her about something she hadn’t done. Brianna rolled her eyes and continued to listen to her music. Brian’s tone of voice escalated, and I knew this was not going anywhere good. So, I […]
When my kids were teenagers, I could make it through the day. But at night, when my head hit the pillow, in the dark is when it would begin. I would toss and turn, worried about my kid…. Who was she with? What was she doing? Would she finish school? Would she be able to […]
Sometimes Dad’s feel like a “duck out of water” when it comes to relating to their tween/teen daughter. The little girl’s body that used to rough and tumble now has begun to develop making roughing and tumbling awkward. Also, this stage in a girl’s life is fraught with emotional upheavals which often make Dads shy […]
Do you worry when your child goes to a sleepover so you call her several times that evening? Do you stress about whether you’ve made the right choice of schools? Are you fearful about whether your child will be safe if you are not right there with him? Are you anxious that you’re not doing […]
No one wants their child to fail. However, sometimes experiencing not doing something perfectly the first time, learning from experience, or having the courage to try something new or challenging comes from developing determination and perseverance. Kathryn gives us great advice on how to allow failure to be a motivator rather than a discouragement.
om waits eagerly in the car to pick up her middle school daughter after school. As Andrea opens the door, Mom asks cheerfully, “How was your day, Honey” I hate it when you tell me to “Have a good day” when I leave in the morning.You jinxed my day!” Andrea lashes out. Mom retaliates,”Don’t give […]
If you struggle to fit everything into your life – work, family, faith, leisure time – then this session will give you some ideas to create balance in your life.
Lorna McGraht and Kathryn Kvols explored the issues of supporting children through the first weeks of school.
Kath Kvols and Lorna McGrath offer still more advice on helping your child(ren) get into the swing of school, whether this will be their first year in Montessori or their 16th!
How to Create Closeness: Tips to Connect with Your Family During the Holidays. One of the things we long for the most during the holidays, and year round, are deep connections. Some of us never had a model of how to connect as children making it harder to know how to create it with our […]
De StressYourHolidays – Are looking to have more cooperation, less stress, and lots of fun during the holiday season? Here are some ideas to help with that.