Ditch the admonitions to play nicely. Life isn't fair and nice is for suckers. Focus on the resume and tell your kid to toddler-up. The sooner your kid understands that reality, the sooner he can start to amass a resume of victories, conquests and other toddler superlatives that will knock the socks off of the college admissions committees.
I'm not a bad mom. Really, I have been paying attention. To everything. I was there for all the, "did he just say 'Mama'?" moments. But their lives seem to be marked by larger swaths of time than those that would fit in a blank space in a book.
"Stop talking." I get this a lot. It's a constant reminder from my 4-year-old that we need to listen more than we need to speak.
Social entrepreneurship isn't just a new approach to business. It's a way of life. We won't effect meaningful change in the world around us without constantly questioning and challenging ourselves to live and be better -- every moment of every day.
I'm not there on the playground when she has to decide if the best decision is to hit a kid or to convince them to give her the ball. Hopefully, the argumentative skills she's learned at home teach her to get that ball without being aggressive.
I worked as a learning specialist at a day school for a decade, teaching students with learning disabilities how to successfully navigate the rigorous academic landscape. Be sure to take special note of the past tense in that sentence.
Who you are and what you have to say and what you have to offer and what you think matters. I want you to learn how to speak your mind. If you have a good idea, share it, because your words have value.
A new relationship -- whether personal or professional -- is a lot like buying a new car. Driving it off the lot is pure bliss. And like a car, when a relationship breaks down, it's overwhelming.
I pulled her into an empty rehearsal room and wracked my brain. When in my life had I been truly scared? And what had people said to ease my fears?
Life is a series of course corrections. We either experience or learn through someone else's experience. However, encountering a situation doesn't ensure that we always retain the lesson. Here are some reminders of those universal truths.
I'm blessed to be able to work from home with my son, but there are still times when I wonder if I could be doing more as a parent.
You know your child is an adolescent (semi-formed human) when she or he: Gives you attitude over stuff that's never been an issue before. Refuses t...
Sometimes we get caught in the trap of thinking that if we do not bring attention to something, our kids don't notice it either. I am realizing more and more that that is not true. Kids are constantly deciphering the world around them.
Do you spend more time than you would like or even realize worrying, fretting and agonizing about other people's opinions of you? You are not alone, many people do the same every single day.
No matter what your status as a parent is -- whether you're happily married, kinda-happily married, partnered up without the paperwork, or like me, doing it on your own -- there is really just one simple objective: to do the best you can.
We were untamed, raw and daring. We used words like f*ck and sh*t proudly and loudly at stupid boys and into thin air. We didn't worry about what others thought about us, because we were happy with who we are.