I’ve learned that pretty much any conversation that begins with “Did you see on Facebook…?” is about to become critical, judgmental or just plain unkind. I don’t know why it happens, or why when I peruse my news feed I develop an attitude: suddenly I’m the only person that knows how to plan a wedding, […]
Recently around the dinner table our family was talking about the new school schedule that will soon be upon us. Many students (and parents) right now are stressed. Maybe your stress is from your young adult starting college, or your oldest beginning pre-school, or all the challenges in between; no matter what the source of […]
At some point, most parents would like some kind of proof that their child is normal, secure, and emotionally healthy. From my professional experience, you can safely assume they are nomal if they….
Stress is in the air as we get ready to go back to school. We need to help our children navigate this stress, and we do this best by first learning how to bust our own stress. Keep reading for a time tested strategy to help manage our stress. UNDERSTAND & UTILIZE DEEP BREATHING: The […]
“Don’t make your amygdala any bigger” I tell my children (and myself) when stress is high. Then, like clock-work, comes their response: “Daddy, we know….to you everything is about the amygdala,” and then we have a good laugh. Do you and your children know the vital importance ofkeeping your amygdala the size God desires? If […]
Breakfast is my favorite meal of day. I love pancakes, donuts, bacon, eggs, and coffee. My favorite is to make good old blueberry pancakes, sit outside on the patio with the family, and listen to the hilarious musings of my children. But breakfast wasn’t always my favorite. I remember counting the seconds until the lunch […]