The choices we make. Every day. Modeling graciousness. Prioritizing connection over control. Placing relationship before “teaching.” I thought I’d share an example from this morning. We had a four day weekend at our house–my daughter’s school is on an atypical schedule. So four days of not getting up early (yay.) Today was back to routine–6:15 … The Choices We Make – Everyday Teen Edition
I’ve encountered a lot of misunderstandings about offering children choices recently. I’m hoping a rundown might help. Today, focusing on why and when choices are a good idea. 1. Why offer choices? One of the most critical and valuable pieces of advice we can receive in today’s social media-saturated world is “Don’t Read The Comments.” … Choices: Why? When?
I want you to do me a favor. I want you to go on a little trip with me–a “what if” trip. A trip to an imaginary place, where everything you know and value and feel is suspended for a few minutes. In this place, when you come in, there will be shelves. You will … Experiments in Parenting: What If?
Ah, Mindfulness. Mindfulness. Mindfulness. Mindfulness. Yes, please. With a side order of humility, please, except can I have that on a separate plate? Thanks. This morning, I am triggered. I am triggered by my 15 year old. When I am triggered, I “kitchen sink.” It’s not a productive or healthy pattern, but it’s mine, and … Ah, Mindfulness.