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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Decoding Your Child

Often, it holds true that in relationships, opposites attract.  In my own marriage, my husband is a confident and strong leader who relies on logic to make his decisions in life and in the business world.  I generally shun leadership roles and live my life based almost solely on emotions.  We are an excellent balance

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Building Social Connections

I am a board member for a non-profit that specializes in vision screenings for children.  I try to be as hands-on as possible to see what is working for the organization and what is not.  A couple of weeks ago I made a point to attend a school vision screening from start to finish.  It

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Snow Way!

During my oldest son’s formative years, we lived in Wisconsin just outside of Milwaukee.  This meant our summers were short and our winters were long.  He was an extremely active toddler and those winter months cooped up inside were a challenge.  The most logical solution to our cabin fever was to bundle ourselves up and

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The Language of Love (Part Three)

Here is the third, and final installment about the love languages of children.  When my youngest was a toddler, he was extremely physically affectionate.  He would shower me with kisses while declaring that I was his ‘best friend!’.  Sprinkle in some mega-watt dimples, and he was impossible to resist.  About the time he entered kindergarten,

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