Tag: New year

Living the Questions

Happy new year to you and your family! I can’t help but linger on the big questions during the gray days of January. After the decorations have gathered dust and been put away, there’s a bareness and a simplicity to our home. That lack of clutter allows me some clarity of mind as I consider …

Family New Year’s Resolution – The Fighting Fair Family Pledge

What if, this new year, you introduced a family new year’s resolution – to agree to fight fairly? Fighting is inevitable in families. It does not represent weakness but only reality. Be sure to read through to the end of this article to find the easy-to-print and use “Fighting Fair Family Pledge”! Throughout childhood, kids …

The New Year Pause

The New Year prompts much discussion around resolutions and goal-setting for many people. But I view this time of year as an ideal time for questions not answers. The winter and lull after the holiday rush provides a quiet space for reflection. I strip away my holiday decorations, clean and minimize clutter in my household. …

“New Year’s Resolutions – The Quality of the Little Things” on NBC’s Parent Toolkit Blog

New Year’s Resolutions – The Quality of the Little Things  by Confident Parents, Confident Kids Author, Jennifer Miller is this week’s feature blog article on the NBC Education Nation Parent Toolkit site. Here’s how it begins… I would like to think that the ending of another year and the beginning of a new one fills me with …

New Year’s Reflections

We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience. –          John Dewey January is always a time in which my family and I reflect on the past year and dream about our hopes for the future. We try and step back and look at the big picture before diving into our specific plans …