Resilience in Parenting

As a mother, I make many parenting choices every day. Some are relatively minor, like what kinds of groceries to stock. Others, like when to give your kid enough rope to hang him or herself, require more thought and impose bigger risks. For me the most difficult challenge is handling the...

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Cyber-Safety: Skillfully Parenting the Digital Generation

It's been quite a while since I've posted a parenting article, but this topic is something none of us can ignore.  Thank to my work with New Canaan CARES, I've been fortunate to attend meetings and lectures concerning the risks associated with technology, and what we parents can do to minimize the...

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Respecting Your Family

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers. – Maya Angelou This concept is something we discuss often in my house.  Most times, I’m lecturing my daughter about the...

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Raising Resilient Kids

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims of the recent tornado in Oklahoma.  On my facebook page, I'd posted this quote, which I find to be extremely hopeful: There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities, such as compassion, courage, and hope.  Not even tragic...

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Help Your Kids Get High On Life…Not Drugs!

Time for another off-topic post, folks.  This one is important for parents of tweens and teens.  Recent events in Steubenville, Ohio illustrate the extremely dangerous situations inebriated kids might face.  Today's parents need to be ever-vigilant in order to keep their teens safe.  Last month...

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Imbue Kids With Problem-Solving Skills

Parenting is simultaneously the most rewarding and challenging aspect of our lives.  For the past month, we've written posts intended to help you tap into and release your 'inner diva' (so to speak).  But for those readers who are also mothers (or fathers), being a great parent IS the most...

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Release The Pressure Valve on Your Kids

Anxiety and pressure rob each of us of the ability to enjoy our lives to the fullest.  Adults struggle with the weight of responsibility and expectations related to their careers, marriages, and children.  But what about the pressure today's children face?  College placement used to be the primary...

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Protect Your Health and Immune System

How is this romantic?  It isn't, unless you consider that fewer household illnesses means a less exhausted set of parents...which increases the odds of being in the mood know.... So let me share this important information.  Through my work with CARES, I was fortunate enough to hear the...

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Jamie's an avid reader and author of romantic women's fiction. She enjoys sharing stories and music about finding love, having love, and losing love. You can learn more about Jamie and her books on her about page.

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