Giving a Great Performance

Some relatives of mine recently went to see a Broadway show. When I asked them how it was, one of them replied “Lousy story line, great performance. WOW!! What a great life lesson was revealed in that casual comment. Can't Control the Story Line What lesson did I glean from

Learning to Cope with Disappointment

Naturally a parent wants to shield his/her child from disappointment in life. So how do you give the right amount of discipline and love to ensure your child is healthy and balanced? Not an easy equation. Have you ever seen a 10 year old having a two-year old tantrum? Not a

You Can‘t Have It Both Ways

Ok so I promised myself that this site will never become political, and I will do my best to keep it that way. However, I read something in the news that I think can teach all of us an important parenting lesson. That lesson is (drum roll) that in life,

Growing Pains

I once met a friend with my two young kids in tow, who had not seen me since I had kids, and after several moments of conversation she said, “You have become so wise.” I reflected on her comment and realized that it was not book knowledge that she had

How Every Kid Insights Came to Be

Parenting is the hardest but most rewarding job any of us will ever have. But good parenting is not easy to come by and we see the results of bad parenting every day in the news. And even for those of us who had great role models growing up; when

What is Healthy Self-Esteem?

Self Esteem has certainly been the buzz word that we as a society have strived to achieve for our children, in the last 20-30 years. And it certainly is a noble goal. We want our children to be healthy, well-adjusted individuals who are able to capably and confidently negotiate the

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