As I was in my office writing, the boys were upstairs playing with a friend. Then I heard sounds. Those of you with boys will understand why I couldn't tell what these sounds were. Boys sometimes play so fiercely. Who can tell whether it's one angry kid trying to kill, attack or maim another guy, ... Read More
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I haven't subscribed to one specific parenting style. But, I have found that the techniques of positive parenting resonate deeply with me and my family. Positive parenting tools, strategies, and skills provide the solutions that are best for my entire family.
Everyone wants smiles, playfulness, and moments that bond us tightly together as a family. When our kids feel safe, they will venture into the world and spread their wings. And they can return to you to knowing they are accepted and loved.
Gentle communication allows me to pause, take a breath, and calm down in order to see my sons from a different perspective.
Seeing a different perspective allows me to see, even my strong willed child, for who he genuinely is. Then we can all move forward with the positive ideas, thoughts, and communication that resolve conflicts.
You won't find a sanitized version of my parenting here. I will lay out all my failures as well as the lessons I've learned. So, I share simple and inspirational tips, techniques, and ideas to make you the intentional, joyfully awesome mom you've always wanted to be.
This morning, our house overflowed with the squeals and giggles of four boys in constant motion - two of them tweens. They were just "hanging out." As far as I could tell - they looked like happy and confident tweens - but I know it's a transitional time. One boy was jumping on a fitness ... Read More
I've seen the signs of anxiety off and on in each of my highly sensitive boys - and definitely this year as we went back to school. I decided to find as many stories for children about anxiety as I could find. But I realized that stories weren't enough - especially for my older son; I felt that a ... Read More
When we come home from just about anywhere, my son immediately races to his room before I even know he's hopped out of the car. He's looking for quiet. He's searching for a respite, from tween intensity and the intensity of life. He is highly sensitive - and he requires solitude to recharge. My ... Read More
My oldest son has entered a new tween, or young teen, time. He's neither here nor there - it's an "in between"time. This one has me unsettled. He is in between being snuggly but not wanting his friends to see. He's in between fixing his own peanut butter and jelly sandwich but still needing mommy ... Read More