When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen. – Stephen Covey Most parents, particularly with young children, may feel like they are listening all day… Read More
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. – Tori Amos When a parent gets sick, life goes on. Kids have to get up and get ready for school. Lunches must… Read More
The sun is nervous as a kite that can’t quite keep its own string tight. Some days are fair, and some are raw. The timid earth decides to thaw. Shy budlets peep from twigs on trees, and robins join the chickadees. Pale… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Awareness, Body awareness, Breath awareness, Empathy, Environmental awareness, Focus on learning, Mindfulness, Presence, Responsible decision-making, Self control, Sensory awareness, Stress reduction, Thought awareness
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson As I work with E to diligently write the names of each of his class members on Valentine cards to… Read More
Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others. – Brene Brown Boundary lines define the playing field. They outline the perimeter and if you step outside, you are, at least temporarily, out… Read More
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy When I started to think about Thanksgiving and gratefulness this year, a memory flashed through my… Read More
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