The most common theme with my clients who have kids aged 8 and up is their concern that their relationship is changing and their fear that they’ll lose their close connected relationship with their kids as they get older. My experience and research tells me that we WILL likely lose our close connected relationship with […]
Be the Confident Parent You Imagined You Would Be
If you could get past the outside pressure, you know what to do. You know how to guide your particular child in a way that will inspire them to live to their potential. When we listen to ourselves and trust ourselves, we know the way.
Last week, a mom said to me “there is so much pressure to be ‘the perfect mom creating the perfect kids’.” This weekend another mom said “there is so much pressure to do it right—we don’t get another chance.” And today, I heard a mom say “I know better, so I don’t ever want to […]
I know you love your kids. Unconditionally. The real question isn’t whether we love our kids, but rather – do they FEEL loved unconditionally. You may be thinking, “Of course they do!” But so often I find that we make love and acceptance conditional—without even realizing it. Loving them for who they are and setting high standards? […]
Shooting, swearing, blood. That’s what I see on the TV screen. My 13 year old is playing “Just Cause” on the Xbox. Do your kids have an Xbox or Playstation gaming system? This game is M rated (don’t judge), so we put a few agreements in place—he’s agreed not to shoot guys after they are […]
When was the last time that your kids drove you so nuts that you lost (or almost lost) your shit on them? We’re human. It happens. So why do you get so mad? I’ll bet that most of the time it’s because your kids aren’t doing what you want them to do when you ask […]