Imagining Our Way to a More Resilient Life

Hands down, one of the best qualities to help our children blossom is resilience.  Even if they are slower to warm up to change, if they have a resilient core, they will adapt to whatever life throws at them.  Since resilience is not an easily quantifiable trait, it may seem impossible to teach.  Many believe

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Compassion for Self: What Are You Waiting For?

Last summer, I wrote a blog article regarding my friend, Kari, and her self-discovery and growth spurred by her son, Andrew’s, type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis.  You can read about her evolution here: How to be a Life Preserver As part of an exercise for a mindfulness class I am taking, I was asked to

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True to You

I recently have noticed a developing trait in both my boys.  While I consider them to be fairly compliant to my rules, they both have a streak of independence running through them that expresses at the most inopportune moments.  When I ask them to do something, they know they have to do it, but they

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Testing 1-2-3

We are fortunate to live in an area where my boys have access to a great public school.  Since my husband and I have made the choice for them to attend a public school, we knew going in that standardized testing would be part of our boys’ curriculum. My youngest won’t be tested until next

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The Law of Opposite Behavior

My ten-year old had a rough start to the week.  His classroom recently switched to online homework and it’s a lot more tedious and time-consuming than what his regular paper packets used to be.  He’s been trying to put some homework time in before school as to preserve his precious free-play time in the afternoons.

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