Tag: Reflection

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 …

When Kids Question Everything

It just started happening seemingly out of the blue. “Why can’t I watch PG-13 rated movies? I know kids in my class who do.” “Why do I always have to go upstairs for bed at 7:00? The neighbors all get to stay up later.” And then what seems like minutes later, I hear “Why do …

A Moment of Beginnings and Endings

Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art is of ending. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The pace of activities and anticipation of summer can add to a sense of frenzy in these final school days. Children are excited about vacations and swimming. Parents are ready to shed the early morning commute to school …

“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 …