Before I correct my kids, I have to ask myself if what they said is only bothering me because it's the truth.
Plenty of good parenting happens by instinct, and instinct is essential in parenting. But that's when I realized that not all of the parenting instincts we have are the parenting instincts we want to have.
I married my husband because he is smart, funny, and great in the sack. That's how we ended up with these kids. What would it say about our marriage if I did not trust him to care for them?
In an effort to prepare our kids for the dog-eat-dog, competitive world before them, we fill their days with activity. Schedule them from dawn to dusk to maximize their potential. So they can learn. And grow. But I fear that in our quest to help them, we may actually be hurting them.
For me it's a dream come true moment. The Aspen Festival Orchestra and the exceptional Nikolai Lugansky are playing "Rachmanoff's Piano Concerto No. 3...
Even though people say college is a time to develop your career interests, I have been spending a lot of time learning what it means to be happy and on self-exploration. In the end, my four most interesting findings came from the most unexpected places.
What is happening in the male brain that's causing them to think that ending their life is the right decision? Is it all just chemical? Is this a nature vs. nurture situation? Is it cultural: Are we raising our boys all wrong? Why can't we really get the same insurance coverage for mental health care?
You are your child's ally, the one who will chart the course for her development. Therefore, it is important to guide her toward positive solutions.
When we have a strong need for something, we're prone to falling into a "shrunken world" and making irrational decisions. Having that awareness is key to breaking out of it.
Stop fretting over every decision and quit judging yourself against the people of the Internet. Half that crap is Photoshopped, anyway. Here are the seven things I finally stopped worrying about as a parent, and in turn, have made me a better, happier parent almost instantly.
Once you become reacquainted and reconnected with your child and settle into the holiday spirit, it is then appropriate to discuss the more serious issues and catch up with her semester away from home.
What I've found to be most helpful in the times where all I can think about is how miserable I am is took look for beauty outside of myself. And, I'm not just talking about distraction. It's easy to put on a movie or try and get some task done to avoid the larger issues.
Since I am in my fifties and sport more than the occasional gray hair, as a former bank CEO and author of a recently revised book I seem to be asked this question more often than in previous years.
When you follow your heart, life is effortless. When you live in alignment with your soul, everything feels easy. The right ideas and solutions come to you and everything flows.
Having been divorced, when first faced with the realization that life, as I knew it for 15 years, was over, I admit, I fell into the abyss. Then one day while hanging out with the Grim Reaper, it hit me -- I put myself into this abyss, not the divorce, and thus I decided to change my way of thinking.
Let's face it. Some of us just don't DO mornings. Our idea of a good morning is honestly, one where we can sleep in! But reality calls -- and for many working parents, mornings seem absolutely frenetic.