How Education Fails our Children

How Education Fails our Children

Sir Ken Robinson is an educational specialist whose mission is to "save" our children from the current educational system that is failing them. His TED talks have over  10 Million views, so his message is getting out. I have included here a...

Why Rush?

Why Rush?

That lucky 13! December 13th.... a date forever engraved in my mind. How can I ever forget that Monday morning that changed my life forever… Five  years ago today, at the tender age of two and a half my beautiful daughter Beatrice  was...

Flying with a toddler!

Flying with a toddler!

The thought of going on a long flight with a toddler can be daunting. You flash back to the time before you had kids and had to endure hours of screaming and crying, and wished you had brought ear plugs. Maybe you even thought to yourself...

Feeling overwhelmed as a parent?

Feeling overwhelmed as a parent?

  Nowadays more and more parents are overwhelmed. One of the first areas I look at is at their kids' schedules. Most of the time, children are over scheduled and have very little down time. Whether it be going to sports, music class, or...

Is it safe to be different?

Is it safe to be different?

I was reading a comment in an awesome Facebook group (Glorius Gut) I am a member of and it sparked the topic of my post this early Sunday morning. I made a comment on that group then I thought it would be worth sharing here... So here goes,...

Healing with Forgiveness…

Healing with Forgiveness…

Here is video 2 of a series of videos I have found that were quite inspirational. This one is about forgiveness. Living in unforgiveness  (if there is such a word !) can be a heavy burden to carry to the point that it can affect of physical...

How Do Children Grow Us Up?

How Do Children Grow Us Up?

Usually it is more natural to think that children are the ones that need to grow up, not us :-). But you will be surprised to know, or maybe not, that children also allow us to grow up. You can read more about this in Dr Shefali Tsabary's...

Multiple benefits of chores!

Multiple benefits of chores!

  Here is a video version of a previous Blog post. I hope you enjoy it. It covers the multiple benefits of getting your children involved in chores from a young age. It is a mistake to only focus on academics.... then their self esteem...

Living in Gratitude…

Living in Gratitude…

  I have found on You Tube a series of inspirational short videos that I plan to share with you, one at a time. When it comes to teaching children, schools have moved away from life skills, spirituality, home economics etc... the things that made us well rounded...

Overcoming Depression

Overcoming Depression

I found this great webinar that might be helpful if you are struggling with depression. Let me share the information below which I  have cut and pasted directly from the website:   Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness, Compassion...

Fitness for Busy Moms

Fitness for Busy Moms

I know how precious time is for busy moms... even more if you are a single mom. Sometimes it feels like you are taking care of every one except yourself. Even going to gym might seem like an onerous task, but you keep hearing left and right how you need to exercise...

Your fighting hurts your kids!

Your fighting hurts your kids!

Although a certain amount of conflict between spouses is to be expected, there are ways to fight and argue in front of your kids that are acceptable but there are ways that simply foster fear and anxiety. If you don't know how to fight fair it is best to spare your...

Your child struggling in school?

Your child struggling in school?

Too many times I see in my office children identified by the school system as being problematic. Whether it be that they are labelled with a disorder (e.g., ADHD, ODD, ADD), accused of fidgeting too much, not fitting in, not paying attention, not having good...

Keep your kids close, and your teens closer!

Keep your kids close, and your teens closer!

If you want your children to open up to you and seek advice from you when they are teens, you need to keep them close to you from the time they are little. Too many parents are concerned that their kids will lack socialization opportunities so they are obsessed with...

The benefits of having children help out

The benefits of having children help out

From the time they are two, children can already help you around the house. Nowadays, all too often, parents struggle in getting their teenagers to help; it is an ongoing battle. Other parents worry that children should just focus on their homework and not be...

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