Kindness

What WE Can DO To Stop These School Shootings

It’s another week and yet another horrific school shooting. And we find ourselves once again, wringing our hands over it, feeling scared, helpless and angry. I debated whether to write this blog at all, but felt compelled to find the courage to really share my thoughts and ideas with you. Something must be done. Please…

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A Christmas Story

Earlier this year, my neighbor (friend) and I went to lunch at a diner in the next town over when we became aware of this homeless man sitting in the corner booth. After inquiring about him to the waitress, we discovered that the owner of the diner allows him to sit in the corner booth…

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Last Night, I was Hit by a Drunk Driver

I WAS HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER LAST NIGHT Yes, you read that right. I was hit by a drunk driver last night. Thank God I walked away without a scratch, but needless to say, it was pretty scary. As you know well by now, I tend to write through my experiences in order to…

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Book Launch Day!

Today is the official release of my new book Connection and Kindness: The Key to Changing the World Through Parenting. Visit https://www.amazon.com/author/parentcoacherin to purchase your copy!  

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The Importance of Kindness to Yourself

According to our school calendar, we are solidly over the half-way mark for summer and this week, I started to feel the effects of trying to work from home while my kids are all basically home (with the exception of a few camps). I was mindful not to place too many expectations and items on…

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Kindness, Connection and….Cinderella?

Last weekend, I took my daughter to see the new Cinderella movie. Little did I know how closely it would parallel my new book, Connection and Kindness: The Key to Changing the World Through Parenting. I was literally breathless at certain points during the movie thinking about it. This current version goes into much greater…

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The Healing Power of Connection

I have had the most fabulous work week. So many good things have happened. For example, a foster mom I have been working with on conscious parenting practices was telling me that her foster daughter told her that she preferred to be at her friend’s house because she “hated” being at the foster mom’s house.…

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A different approach to resistance

I was giving a talk recently with my colleague to foster, adoptive and biological parents about conscious parenting and we got on the subject of discipline. One foster mom raised her hand and said that she gave her teenage foster daughter a cell phone and when she did, she told her it was because she…

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Are we overreacting?

I read about a study on www.gozen.com that said that a whopping 75% of kids want help from their parents when they are stressed but only 22% actually reach out to their parents for help. That is a surprising bit of information, and it got me to wondering why that gap exists. I can only…

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