April 9, 2015
Parents can feel exposed in public, not just because countless strangers offer up their unsolicited advice, warnings, and cautionary tales about the future mostly to make themselves feel...
April 3, 2015
We are built amazingly well.
Let’s see..we have an internal alarm.
A 911 center in our brain for when we are afraid.
We have neurons that help us detect threat in people’s facial expressions....
April 1, 2015
It isn’t easy to talk about forgiveness.
For one thing, it means we have to think about the pain that preceded our decision to forgive.
And then, once we think about that pain, some of us may...
Imagine if someone handed you a rare gem and said, in the history of the world, there has never been one like this…take care of it…it’s priceless.
You’d be amazed.
You’d be proud for people to...
I had a jar of colorful lollipops in my shop in the weeks before Christmas.
It was interesting to watch the reactions of different children. Not so much when they spotted it or once they were...
“GET UP! GET UP! GET UP! NOW! NOW! NOW!”
“MOVE! NOW! IMMEDIATELY!”
“WHAT’S WRONG? GET UP!”
“WE HAVE TO GO!”
We scream when we’re in danger.
We scream when we notice our child could be in dang...
My babies…have just turned 13 and 16.
My older son, 16, wanted a 4th trimester when he was born. He slept in 45 minute intervals all day and night, and felt everything, light, sound, whispers,...
May 2, 2014
Parenting, in our age of stress, can be complicated.
As in, “she’s so intense” as a way of describing a young child’s exuberance.
We are not just measuring our students, testing them and gra...
Your brain on yelling and stress and tigers and lo...
"She's too much!"
Feeling is believing.
It’s hard to forgive others when you’re holding a...
What would you do with a rare gem that was one of...
Lollipops and labels: lessons on motivation and sp...