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Promises

Promises I hear it in the way you speak, the words you use, the tone you choose. The anger, disgust, contempt are like spikes in my soft skin. I have made you mad, again. It seems I am built defective, wired wrong a mixture of thoughts,…
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Society Will Change---One Peaceful Parent at A Time

"What if war was not inevitable? What if tyranny, human rights abuses and ecological destruction were not inescapable? And what if the means to prevent them were in the hands of ordinary mums and dads, and all those involved in the care and…
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Is There A Kindness Deficit In Your Home?

"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children."  --Nelson Mandela Kindness is something we all respond to. When we come into contact with kind people, our radar goes up, we take notice,…
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25 Ways Joyful Families Operate

We all long for a joyful life. To be in the company of people who are happy and peaceful is nirvana. We create visions in our heads of what a joyful life looks like then we proceed to Pin everything that meets that perception. A tapestry…
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If You Want Children to Love Learning, Let Them Lead

It’s 11 a.m., the first day of the new year, and my 14 year old has just come out of his room. Hair disheveled, loving grin on his face as his tall body bends over to give me a hug. This is how every morning begins if I’m home when he wakes.…
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Creating Peace around the Palate: Understanding "Picky" Eaters

Food is the great connector--the center of gatherings, celebrations, services, and parties. We bake to show our appreciation. We cook to support an ailing family member or neighbor. Entire industries are built around growing, preparing, delivering,…
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Why Children Need Pets

I grew up with pets. As a matter of fact, my rather impulsive (he probably thought of himself as forward thinking) Dad brought home a puppy to my two brothers the day my Mom brought me home from the hospital. Because you know, an infant and…

But Mom! When Disagreements Happen

Disagreements with your children will happen. It's not a matter of if, but when. The question really is, will you be ready? And I don't mean ready as in: You will have all the right answers. You will walk away the victor. You will prove…