The Gift of Imperfection for Tweens: Part One Lesson One

Brene Brown Discusses Courage, Compassion and Connection This portion of the Brene Brown The Gift of Imperfection course was easier for my tween. She was excited to start crafting with her mom, loved the idea of looking through pictures of herself, and wasn’t too challenged by the topics yet. Observations and Adaptations 1. Permission Slips … Continue reading The Gift of Imperfection for Tweens: Part One Lesson One

Three Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In a Child Before School

Whether or not you know it yet, the child you want to develop through your parenting efforts is a self-motivated one. Why? Because intrinsically motivated kids are empowered to take care of themselves when you’re not looking. Or micro-managing. Or fretting. Here are three ways to develop intrinsic motivation in your child before they head … Continue reading Three Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In a Child Before School

There Ain’t No Elf On My Shelf (And That’s Okay.)

An opportunity for bright, new holiday traditions - without obligation. The holidays are a challenging time of year for single, step and blended families like mine. Traditions that once had sweet roots in the family I created find themselves soured in "the other family" we have become. Every year, I'm confronted by those traditions. Every … Continue reading There Ain’t No Elf On My Shelf (And That’s Okay.)