A little girl is lying on the floor holding a LEGO piece and kicking her feet. Her older sister, in the middle of building, keeps demanding, “Give it back! Give it to me!” “You need to start listening and give that to your sister right now!” her dad intones angrily. The air is tense. You […]
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.
Recently I was triggered and totally reacted to my son in a way I wished I had not. In the midst of my temper tantrum, I noticed his expression and could see that he was really impacted, I could see the sadness in his eyes and the discomfort in his body language. I shifted – I […]
Parents and kids have the ability to trigger each other as no one else can. “You have no idea what a bad day I had…I have no patience for you right now…” “What were you thinking!?!?” “You need to learn a lesson about respect, young man, that is no way to talk to your father.” […]
“I have no right to be unhappy, I really have such a great life — so many people in the world are suffering and have much bigger problems than me.” I used to find myself saying that … and my clients often say it. I learned to start sessions by telling my clients that I know that […]
If we want our kids to be successful, emotionally healthy, and happy in this wild, new world we live in, we need to shift the parenting paradigm. Whether you’re looking into the eyes of your new baby, bringing your child to kindergarten, dropping your 14 year old off at their first day of high school, or glowing […]