Remember You before age 11 or 12? Your child self had all the time in the world to dream and explore interests and hobbies. These days as we mother, it may feel like that high energy and exuberance is on some kind of semi-permanent hiatus. You might be asking yourself, “What happened to the part […]
Below are some posts I have written for families.
Transitions happen all the time. Schools out. Summer’s here. Vacations, camp, back-to-school, moving, sleep schedules, birthdays, illness. All of these shifts can throw a person off kilter. Trying to get back to center where equanimity reigns can feel like an uphill battle. So many of us instinctively push away our strong feelings because they seem […]
“I think we need to keep emphasizing that the woman we are all comparing ourselves to — this perfect mom who has mastered the workplace, her marriage, her children, cooking, crafting, and fitness — is a composite. She’s a myth. None of us can excel in every area and maintain sanity. We’re already enough — even if we’re not perfect.” Read more of my interview with Hollee Schwartz Temple author of the book, Good Enough is the New Perfect.
Time-out is almost universally accepted in our North American culture as a “go to” parenting behavioral technique. However, I often wonder about what message we are sending to our children when we use time-out. What are we teaching them?