Learning from Home/Parenting During a Crisis

Learning from Home/Parenting During a Crisis

I am not homeschooling my children. I am schooling them from home. Not only that, but I am also getting my children through the first crisis in their lives, a global crisis. I am a mother first. My children are human beings first. I am balancing getting them through...
Wonder in the Everyday Moment

Wonder in the Everyday Moment

Yesterday, Facebook sent me a “memory” that reminded me of the wonder in the everyday moment. It went like this: Me to my son: Make a wish (as he was about to blow a dandelion). My son: I wish with all my might that I may blow all the seeds off this...
Follow the Wonder

Follow the Wonder

My husband and I took our then-only son to the North Carolina zoo for the first time when he was two years old. We bought an annual family pass and an hour and a half later, we were glad we did! We decided to let him follow the wonder and let him explore as...
Sharing Feelings with Children: An Example

Sharing Feelings with Children: An Example

Sharing feelings with children invites them to share feelings with parents: An example There’s power in story-telling. Societies with a lot of stories about how life goes have less anti-social behavior among their members. I hear a lot of stories about...
How to Invite Your Children to Share Feelings with You

How to Invite Your Children to Share Feelings with You

To encourage your child to share feelings with you, share yours Talking about feelings with your child sounds easy to many, but it’s not easy for everyone. After all, many of us had parents who didn’t discuss them, reacted strongly to them, acted them out,...

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