I watched as people filled the room at the annual company summer party and noticed several married couples. They ranged from newly married, who seemed to be on their best behavior - to older couples, who had long since started to act alike and were able to complete each others sentences - to couples more attention to their electronics than each other. It got me wondering, "What makes the difference in a marriage?" As a little girl I believed you grew up, got married, and lived happily ... Continue Reading
Self esteem, responsibility and communication skills can be taught to our children most effectively in a family setting.
Every parent wants their children to grow up into healthy, well adjusted, functioning adults. This is not a result that can be left to chance. There are many ways you can help your children to develop life skills through family interaction that will help them in school and when they leave home. Self esteem, responsibility and communication are three areas that can be fostered in a family setting. Self Esteem Self esteem is essential for a child to reach their full potential. If ... Continue Reading
The second in a series of steps to take to build your child’s self-esteem.
… written by Ava Parnass and Jessica Marr. Self-esteem, as you read in previous post , comes and goes — sometimes all of us feel good about ourselves and sometimes we don’t. Therefore, what we really need to teach our kids is resilience, so that they develop the skills to overcome their “Rabbit Hole” moments and reclaim their self-esteem. Here are the first 3 steps from the previous article to take when your child says the dreaded words, “I’m ugly”: Step 1: ... Continue Reading
Learn the best steps for fostering your child’s favorite talent and activity.
Raising kids is hard work. And the only thing harder then raising kids, I think, is being a kid. Our children are bombarded with messages from the media, and their peers, about what they are supposed to like, how they are supposed to dress and what opinions they should have. It is very important to teach our children a sense of "self" so they can not only form their own beliefs but feel secure enough in who they are to stick to them. In my personal experience, both in my childhood and ... Continue Reading