Parents Using Coaching Strategies to Raise Confident Kids

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. – Roger Lewin Coaching can be a powerful way to help our children become more self-aware while understanding their thoughts and feelings and how they impact their behavior choices…. Read More

Cultivating Family Flow

What is it… why you want it… and how to get it! “I had no idea it was so late!” my ten-year-old exclaimed lifting his head up after a few hours of finely-crafting origami Star Wars figures with his cousin, Grandma and… Read More

Learn the Research-Based Ways Families Can Fight Fairly

All families argue. It’s not whether you fight but how you fight that makes the difference… Don’t miss discussing and signing the pledge at the end of the article!  After some happy outdoor play, I heard my son E run straight up… Read More

Summertime Playdates

The Benefits, Opportunities, and Ways to Address Challenges “Mom, can I have a playdate with Tommy?” my son asks excitedly. Why do I feel ancient when I recall that playdates didn’t exist when I was a young girl? But in truth, kids… Read More

Join Me Tonight! – Helping Kids Find Purpose

Join me at 7:00 p.m. EST tonight for an extra special Parent Toolkit Talk on helping children find their sense of purpose. It’s shaping up to be a lively and rich conversation! Log on to Twitter and search for #ToolkitTalk. If you… Read More

My Dad’s Support in Finding a Sense of Purpose + Upcoming NBC Chat on Purpose

You might just call me a “poster child” for the topic of parents helping kids find their sense of purpose. My deeply loved but certainly nontraditional career path is a direct result of my parents’ investment in my sense of purpose. And… Read More

Exploring Nature with Children at Varying Ages and Stages

Benefits and Simple Ideas for Summer Enrichment “Mom, come quickly!” E says practically jumping up and down. “There’s a bluejay in our yard!” And this scene has played out over and again but with varying creatures – bunnies, beetles, and butterflies –… Read More

Diving Into Summer? Check Out: Summer Sanity Strategies

“Mom, what do you really want to do this summer?” my son asked me during our bedtime pillow talk last night. I had to think. I wanted my summer sunshine dreams of lemonade stands, library visits, and creeking at local parks to… Read More

Coming Soon! The Mindfulness In Education Summit

Starting Monday, May 28th… I hope you’ll join me for this upcoming FREE online event! I’ll be speaking with Helen Maffini, co-author of Developing Children’s Emotional Intelligence on Monday, May 28th about Dealing with Anger — for Yourself and Your Child! Other… Read More