Teaching Your Kids to Talk About Taboo Topics
While taking a recent weekend trip to Orlando, my daughter just had to visit the Magic Kingdom, I caught up on a couple of TED Talks. Obviously, I wasn’t able to watch as many I wanted, but there one talk that really stood. It was educator Liz Kleinrock discussing how she approached the topics of racism in her fourth-grade class after one student asked, “Why are some people racist?” This prompted another student, to respond with this, “Maybe some people don’t like black people because their skin is the color of poop.” As a parent or teacher, there will be times when we’ll have these uncomfortable conversations with children. And,…
The Value of Spending One-on-One Time With Your Children (And How You Can Make it Happen)
As one of four children growing up, it wasn’t always the easiest for my parents to spend one-on-one time with each of us. Whether they were aware of it or not, I do think that my parents did try. It was my mom reading with my brother each night. My mom taking my sister out to the movies while my dad took me and my brothers to a sporting event. My dad and I running errands together. And, we also each got to go in the tractor trailer with our dad when he had to pick-up or drop-off produce or whatever he was hauling — as I kid, this was…
Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations – Dr. Shefali Tsabary: Conscious Parenting Can Change the World
I normally publish a new podcast every Thursday. But, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had time to grab milk or wash my hair! Stay tuned for a new podcast next week. Until then, please listen to this episode of Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations. It was published back in May, but the conversation between Dr. Shefali Tsabar and Oprah regarding conscious parenting is enlightening and definitely worth the listen. According to Dr. Shefali, the traditional methods of parenting and disciplining our kids are not effective. Instead, when parenting is done consciously, it “holds the potential to be a spiritually regenerative experience for both parent and child.” Dr. Shefali also discusses how…
Episode #8: Managing Childhood Stress
While we hate to see our children deal with stress and anxiety, it is a normal part of childhood. Most of the time this is a phase. This means that the stress and anxiety your child is experiencing is only temporary. For example, if my son made a mistake playing football he may be upset with himself for a day or two. However, if he couldn’t let this go after an extended period of time, then this becomes concerning. In other words, if you believe that your child frequently seems anxious or stressed, you can’t leave that unchecked. If so, they could end-up performing poorly in school or become depressed.…
Episode #6: Cooperative Parenting: How to Get Along with Another Parent
Regardless of your marital status, meaning if you’re married or divorced, today’s episode is going to help you navigate on how to co-parent with another parent. This could be anything from what our children are going to have for breakfast to whether of not they should allow their child to play a sport. Ultimately, it all comes down to reaching agreements and being respectful to each other — and our children. Enjoy!
Episode #3: Mindful Parenting with Dr. Krista Griffin
What an honor to have professional working mom, Dr. Krista Griffin, joining us today on this podcast! Dr. Griffin is a mother who for the last 20 years has been a chiropractor, entrepreneur, and a guru of health and wellness. Today hear her words of wisdom as it relates to balancing work and family.
7 Ways To Protect Kids Online – Infographic
My kids, just like yours, can’t live without the internet. They need it for school, looking up Fortnite cheats, chatting with friends, or posting videos on Facebook, YouTube, or Snapchat. I usually trust my children when they go online. But, I still want them to be safe — especially from bullies, sexual predators, inappropriate content, or cyber attacks. Thankfully, the people at VPNpro created this useful infographic containing 7 tips for parents can use to protect their kids online,
5 Back To School Tips For Working Moms
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, so has summer vacation. Some moms may be rejoicing, but for most of us it can be difficult. It’s always bittersweet seeing my son get on the bus on the first day of school. It’s also very stressful. On top of your career, business travel, and the out-of-school activities your kids have been participating in throughout the summer, you now have to worry about getting your kids up and ready for school, as well as making sure that they do homework and keep the house clean. It’s no easy task. However, here are five ways that you can make the new school…
Episode #1: Parenting and Organizational Tips for Working Moms
Today we have a special podcast with clinical social worker Alisha Fletcher. Alisha is a mother and business owner and has some stellar parenting and organizational tips for every working mom to try. Hope you enjoy!
3 Steps to Talking to Your Kids about School Shootings
Being a parent can be the scariest thing. But something even scarier is when your child’s life is threatened. When tragic events occur like school shootings its hard to make sense of how people could act in such an extreme and hateful manner. This topic is even hard for adults to comprehend and brings up many negative emotions like fear, anxiety, depression, and sadness. Imagine how our children must feel! Today’s blog is about how to talk to your kids about deadly shootings. Step 1. Actually Talk to your kids about the shooting. Many parents might need to sort through their own emotional content first, but it is definitely helpful…