Part 3: Play Therapy

Mr. C taught him a calm down strategy affectionately called “Hot Cookies.” When Tre is in the height of a nervous moment he is to pretend he just took a pan of hot cookies out of the oven, and with his palms facing up and eyes closed, he is supposed to blow to ‘cool’ the imaginary cookies. Try it!

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Tips for Teaching Kids Gratefulness

Remember our kids’ brains are still developing and each experience they have adds to their ability to learn about empathy and put what they learn from us it into practice.

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S-E-X & 7 year olds: The real-life story

Who really knows where the motivation came from for Tre to revisit his inquiry about sex. Wherever it came from, I want him to remember he can ALWAYS talk to his Dad and I about anything. I want us to be the first people he comes to with questions no matter how sensitive they are.

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“Toughen up buttercup!”

Moms let’s do better and focus on what’s really important- raising healthy, secure, confident children who are ready to go out and make positive contributions to the world. Leave the number of children your fellow Mom has alone. The end.

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Ice Cream & Anxiety- Part 2

This was not the place I expected to be in my motherhood journey when I envisioned summer 2019. Yes, it threw me for a loop. Yes, it concerned me…it even made me cry a little.

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