Your Alpha

Remember the song from Alice In Wonderland that says, “I give myself such very good advice, but I very seldom follow it”? It makes me smile because I have sung it under my breath on a few occasions when I realized that I’d earned a consequence I didn’t want because I didn’t do what I knew […]

A Case for Clarity

I heard someone say that thinking in terms of do’s and don’t’s is negative. Mmmm. I wholeheartedly disagree. What a gift parameters are! What a gift the word “no” can be! My child is playing outside, we live by a street where cars go by, would I be a good parent not to warn her […]

The Basics

I heard an insightful talk recently about strengthening families. The speaker referred to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, {remember, the pyramid that begins at the bottom with basic needs being met, then rising to the top with the ability to self-actualize, or fully develop one’s talents and gifts?} and suggested that we may think that in […]

Whose Is It?

Learning to know where we end and where our children begin is of utmost importance. What problems/challenges/desires/opportunities belong to us? Which problems/challenges/desires/opportunities belong to them? Our children need us to get this right. They need to learn to solve problems, speak up, make decisions and gain their independence one small step at a time. If […]

That’s It!

If you’re a parent you’ll know what I mean when I say that some of the pep talks I’ve given my kids get given back to me when I need them! No doubt this will be one. And that’s good! It means they’re listening in and… heaven knows, I do need reminders! To start, a […]