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A blog can be a tool that works much like a diary. When I'm inspired or when I feel I have something to get off my chest, when it's from my heart I write it here for you to find.

Feel free to browse or find what you need in the categories in the right-hand column.  I hope my musings are helpful, and by all means: COMMENT. I'm always open to feedback.

The Power Of Having Your Own Back emotional intelligence emotional management role model Apr 14, 2022

When you make a mistake are you the first person to beat yourself up?  If you’re like most of my clients (and many friends), you likely berate yourself for your mistake. Most parents want their children to develop positive self-talk and be kind to themselves, but that’s not what we model for them when we beat ourselves up. I have to teach my clients the power of having their own back, especially when...

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Teaching Kids About Kindness emotional intelligence parenting tips raising kids role model Feb 17, 2022

Do you wonder how you can raise your kids to be more kind?  The best place to start with raising kind kids is to actually be kinder to yourself.  So if you find that you are prone to beating yourself up, thinking that being hard on yourself will motivate you to change — you are actually making it harder for yourself to change. Kids learn through modeling, so when you take care of yourself and are kind...

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Giving Gifts From The Heart - Teach Your Kids Kindness and Appreciation emotional intelligence intentional parenting parenting tips Dec 16, 2021

This time of year, do you find that your kids are highly focused on everything that they want?  It’s an exciting time of year for many children, but as a parent are you concerned about getting your kids to think about giving as much as receiving?

This came up in a recent coaching session with a client as her son is all caught up in what he wants right now.  And for some families that have multiple sets...

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Empower Kids by Teaching Them Want v. Should emotional intelligence intentional parenting parenting tips teaching kids to think Dec 02, 2021

Have you ever stopped to think about the difference in how it feels when you say “I should”, versus “I want” to do something?  I’ve been playing with this concept myself a lot lately around cleaning and organizing my house, but you could apply it to every area of your life.  Just a slight shift in perspective can make a world of difference, and teaching kids this concept early...

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The #1 Parenting Skill to Develop emotional intelligence emotional management intentional parenting parenting tips Oct 07, 2021

Do you wish there was a golden key to make parenting easier?

I have to admit, I worked on trying to be a better parent for years.  In my search for the golden key, I read books, I observed and talked to other parents and some experts and although I would see some changes in some areas, I would still struggle in others.

At the time, I was also running and growing a company.  Being a mom, wife and working...

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