How Teaching My Kids Goal-Setting Skills Saved My Sanity

How Teaching My Kids Goal-Setting Skills Saved My Sanity

This was my dilemma about five years ago. I am a boy mom. At that time my boys were eleven and seven years old respectively. Every day I felt like I was drowning. So many demands and not enough time. There had to be another way. How could I give my boys more autonomy with the confidence to start taking on age-appropriate responsibilities? My solution was to teach them goal-setting principles. The objective was making them conscious goal setters. This literally saved my sanity. Here are some tangible changes I saw with my boys. Read More

8 Tips to Avoid ‘Summer Slide’

8 Tips to Avoid ‘Summer Slide

Now that we’ve made a dent in the summer, many parents worry that their kids will suffer from what experts call the ‘summer slide.’ Summer Slide is when kids fall behind in reading skills due to summer break.  Read More

Raising a Short, Confident Daughter in a Tall World

Raising a Short, Confident Daughter in a Tall World

When my daughter, Hayley, was three, she came home and declared that day would be her last attending the preschool she loved so much. When I asked her why, tears began streaming down her face. She explained to me that the teachers hung up a growth chart in the classroom and placed a piece of tape next to the measurements to show the height of each child. While her friends landed at the top and middle of the chart, her name was at the very bottom, with no other names in sight. Read More