Guide Your Child

Guide Your Child

Take a minute to think about your good friends. When you choose a friend, do you look for someone who:

•Does not recognize her own value as a person?•Does not believe in himself or his abilities?•Cannot restrain her strong emotions and actions?•Does not feel thankful for what he has?

NO? Then remember that these mindsets and abilities are formed from a very young age and have everything to do with how we choose to discipline our children.

Nature Walks

Nature Walks

This photo brings me peace and makes me happy. I am grateful every single day for being able to get outside, sharpen my senses, and feel connected to my family and the earth. 

Before kids, my husband and I always made time to walk and talk, even if we had to get up early and go before work. Then, when our boys were born, we would pack up all the equipment and still get out there.

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

The Royal Wedding got me thinking about love and princesses and “happily ever after.” Meghan Markle is certainly a different kind of princess (or technically duchess), right? True confession: Before her engagement, I knew absolutely nothing about Meghan Markle. I still don’t, really. However, the adjectives I have read or heard spoken about her are what interest me.

Connections

Connections

A child’s day should be filled with connections: 

•When they wake up from sleeping all night 

•When they enter their classroom 

•When they get picked up from school 

•When they go to sleep for the night

After spending time away from a significant adult, children need to reconnect.

Common Sense Risks

Common Sense Risks

How much free, unstructured time does your child have each day? How much free, unstructured time with friends? 

Children stay pretty busy. When they’re at home, we spend a lot of time directing them. It’s time for this... time for that. Then it’s off to school. After school, it’s off to enrichment classes. When you think about it, that’s a lot of adult direction!