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Navigating Technology in our Families: An Excerpt with Dr. Shefali

I am so excited about our upcoming online summit – The Screen Machine: Navigating Technology in our Families. This is a huge issue with parents and children everywhere, so my business partner and I were inspired to create a summit around this very topic. Our FREE summit will launch Jan. 15 and will run for…

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All I want for Christmas is….

My loved ones have asked me this month what I want for Christmas. My wish this year is different than in previous years. I used to wish for World Peace, but all I want for Christmas this year is…for each person on this planet to know what a truly valuable, special and unique person they…

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Stressful

When Life Gets Stressful …

  I haven’t written much in the past month, as it has been an oddly stressful time. Not with the typical illness or loss or anything. Rather, each of my family members (including me) encountered individuals who exhibited bully-ish behaviors. The exact details of the various situations are unnecessary here, but there was one thing…

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discipline

Discipline – what does the word actually mean, anyway?

I was talking with a colleague the other day and the subject of discipline came up. This is a topic with a long history in parenting circles, as well as a lot of confusion. The latin origin of the word discipline is to teach or instruct. But the first definition listed in the Merriam-Webster dictionary…

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School

School: The fine line between being over- and under-involved in our child’s education

Recently, a mom wrote to me concerned about her son and school. All his life, she had maintained a high degree of involvement in his schooling and his homework. Recently, she realized that she had become a helicopter parent, trying desperately to help her son achieve good grades. She realized it had become no longer HIS…

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athletes

To all parents of young athletes

I was inspired to write this to all parents of young athletes after my son’s soccer tournament last weekend. There was one particular game that included a great deal of unsportsmanlike conduct from the other team’s players and parents. As I watched the game and observed the behaviors, I was composing this blog in my…

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tragedies

How to talk to our children about tragedies

Yesterday, in the wake of the latest mass shooting in Las Vegas, my social media feed was consumed with concerned parents asking how to talk to their children about tragedies. This is never an easy subject to discuss with our children. It is natural to want to protect and shelter them from the darkness in…

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Evolve

Evolve to a higher level

I am just now recovering from a fabulous trip I returned home from six days ago. It was to attend Dr. Shefali’s Evolve 2017 event in Long Beach, CA. This Evolve conference is consistently filled with much learning and growth for all involved. Mind the Gap This year’s speakers included my dear friend Renee Jain, head…

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parent

Pursuing our dreams while still being a parent

Today I am prepping and packing to leave for Long Beach, CA tomorrow to assist Dr. Shefali with her 3rd annual Evolve Conference. What an incredible weekend I know this will be. Dr. Shefali’s teachings are so powerful, not just for parents, but for everyone, because everyone used to be a child and undoubtedly has…

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Evaluating this summer on the first day back to school

Yesterday was the first day back to school here, and I always take some time on that day to think back over this summer in my home and with my children. The delightful conclusion I have come to is that each year, I get better and better at this whole “parenting thing.” As a mom…

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