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
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
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
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
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.