Today In “The Washington Post”…

Check out the article by Pam Moore that features tips for parents from Confident Parents, Confident Kids’ author, Jennifer Miller in The Washington Post today. It also features the important work of CASEL – the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning… Read More

Helping Our Children Understand and Deal with Death

Mostly it is loss which teaches us the worth of things. –       Arthur Schopenhauer Vrrrwow… the sound of a lightsaber comes close and pokes me in the back. I have been play-killed by my son, sometimes seen as Darth Vader, on a… Read More

YOU Have a Role in Preventing School Violence

Learn More About What Exactly You Can Do! Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart walking around outside your body. – Elizabeth Stone And this is the very reason why… Read More

The Language of Love for Our Children

The coming of Valentine’s Day seems an ideal time to write about one of the greatest, most enduring loves. No, I am not writing about romantic love. This is about our love for our children and how we express it. There are… Read More

Global Collaboration — The 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Did you know? …that the Olympics are thought to have begun three thousand years ago in Greece in the valley of Olympia. The first games only involved a single day and a running race. It was thought that the games were originally… Read More

Preventing Our Children’s “Me Too”

What Can Parents Do to Prevent Harassment and Abuse The “Me Too” movement got my mental wheels churning, as it has for so many. I began wondering, “What can we, as parents, do to prevent our own children’s ‘Me too’?” I recalled… Read More

Helping Kids Deal with the Stress of the Test!

”Mom, everything seems to speed up around me, get louder in my head, and I can’t take my test. I feel scared.” This is how my ten-year-old son described his anxiety during test taking time. But though I know he has felt… Read More

Dealing with Young Children’s Big Feelings!

Join me today (free) in the Preschool Mindfulness Summit! What do you do when your toddler or preschooler melts down in the Target checkout line? I share specific examples of how parents can help young children deal with their big feelings in… Read More

Preschool Mindfulness Summit Next Week!

Our children are dealing with increasing pressures at younger ages – to perform academically, in sports, and in the arts. While we know they will encounter stress, we can offer them tools to deal constructively with anxiety on their own when it… Read More

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Message for Us Today

When we think of the civil rights movement or we consider our current circumstances, we may think of a country divided. But Martin Luther King Jr.’s message and the vision that galvanized so many to act bravely in the face of fear,… Read More