Purposeful Parenting Tip: Embrace Opportunities to Work Out Weak Parenting Muscles
Before I had children, I remember my mom saying to me that she didn’t think I had enough patience to have kids. While at the time, I thought this was a criticism and I was offended by it, I later realized it was so much more. Continue reading
Are you addicted to easy? If you’re like most people, it’s likely you are. All one needs to do these days is browse their Sunday newspaper circulars to see all of the products invented to make everyday tasks quick and easy. Continue reading
Purposeful Parenting Tip: “You’re Amazing…Just the Way You Are”. Believe this.
The Bruno Mars lyrics mentioned above in my Purposeful Parenting Tip are what was placed on my heart this morning as I worked out. I hit a major milestone recently in my workout which made me think of this song. Continue reading
Purposeful Parenting Tip: You were not born with guilt. Don’t live with it either.
Fall is definitely in the air. The view from my home office window paints a portrait of orange, red, gold, and yes, even a little green to remind me that summer has not completely left me. Thanks to the warm weather we’ve had here in Connecticut, even my summer flowers are hanging on to the bitter end. Continue reading
Purposeful Parenting Tip: Match your words to your actions.
Are you a waffle or a pancake? Odd question, I know, but this analogy came to me the other day during my commute to work in thinking about the importance of being consistent in parenting. So why the comparison to two well-loved breakfast foods? Continue reading
Purposeful Parenting Tip: Stop blaming your parents!
If you were a fly on the wall in any therapist’s office, it’s likely you’d hear a patient talking about how poorly their parents raised them and that this was the cause of their problems today. Hogwash! Continue reading