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 […]
Find Joy and Fulfillment In Your Life
We all aspire for great things for our kids. Yet we settle for much less for ourselves. We even sacrifice ourselves for our kids. Instead, can we BE what we want for them?
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? […]
You are enough just as you are. But you probably don’t think so. Or perhaps you think you are too much. But in some way, you probably are hiding some parts of yourself – the parts you fear are not lovable. Over the years, you have been subjected to loads of conditioning and comparisons. And you learned at […]
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 […]
At our local Middle School’s parent coffee chat, we brought in a local therapist and the founder of the Marin Stress & Anxiety Center, Jonathan Pofsky, to discuss the topic of stress and anxiety in our middle-schoolers and how we can support them. The following is a summary (originally posted on the school blog). Jonathan started by […]