Thus, the art of loving consists of acts of non-conformity in the face of a culture that does not understand or know how to promote loving acts.
If you aren’t in a position to function properly, you are no help to anyone.
If you had a traumatic experience in your childhood, you don’t decide that your own children need to experience that same trauma.
The show was ahead of its time. Now, go and make yourself ahead of your time as well.
Are your children afraid of how you will react?
Step One: Model empathy.
How “unschooling” can help our children avoid summer learning loss.
Online discussions about spankings usually includes homophobic remarks about how sons who aren’t spanked will “turn” gay, or fathers who don’t spank are secretly gay. The connection between homophobia and gender roles is made fairly explicit in these conversations.
Marriages can turn ugly when money is a constant worry.
When a child believes that she can accomplish the task at hand, even if it is slightly challenging, she is motivated to try hard to succeed. This is the nature of sports.
Anything you can do to liken what you’re learning to something you know a lot about will help solidify that information in your brain.
It can be a crazy time but so worth it.
Look inward and evaluate honestly.
Sometimes our perspective needs a refresh button, and reframing and creating quality time may be your pathway to deeper connection with your child or tween.
Being able to reflect on the qualities of your childhood, compare it to where you are now and grow.
Often taking parenting conflict into account makes a big difference in discussions about staying together for children.