In honor of National Mentoring Month I would like to share my experience as a mentor to young men, ages 11-16. We work during the summer months cultivating and sharing the bounty of a vegetable garden with our local food pantry.
Tips for Moms
The sudden loss of a loved one, relative, friend, co-worker, or classmate can be overwhelming. It can put us in a state of shock, disbelief and feeling numb all over.
If I ask you “what do you want” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Now, take a minute and answer this question “do you need it?” Likely you don’t, it’s something you “want” but you don’t necessarily “need” it. Ultimately, we all NEED these 4 things:
Feelings! These are the “big four” and regardless of age, ethnicity, or gender, these basic four feelings – mad, sad, glad, and afraid – are appropriate for you. We need to feel our feelings, express our feelings and process those feelings, it’s healthy! Here’s why.
As school gets back to in-person classroom learning, kids are going to go through some adjustments. Your son likely had more freedom to be active over the past year and the transition back to class may be challenging.
Parents this one’s for you! This blog is dedicated to those of us who need to “clean up” that unfinished business that keeps us from being the best mother, father, husband, wife, friend, brother, or sister we can be!
When was the last time you “blessed” your son? Take a few minutes to think about that question. We all get caught up in the everyday routines of life and it’s easy to forget that the “special moments” are what we look back on and cherish!
The start of a new school year can be an “anxious time” for adolescents. The uncertainty of the past couple of years has only contributed to the anxiety so many children are feeling. Generally, anxiety is a term used for nervousness, fear, apprehension and worry.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a recipe to follow for raising your adolescent son? We follow recipes all the time when we cook, in fact we use caution when “winging it” in cooking as it can be a disaster!
Familiar with the term Parent Alienation Syndrome (PAS)? It’s not a disorder, it is a behavior that I see far too often in my practice. If you’re a parent take a minute to read this (for the well being of the kids)!