Tag Archive - parenting

Playing Outside: A Lost Art

Driving leisurely in my car one day, I heard a commercial on the radio. Two kids were playing video games – click, click, click. Their conversation flowed something like this : Where’s Tom? He’s outside. What’s outside? I just about started to cry! Memories of my childhood flooded forward – playing hopscotch, skipping, tag, hunting [...]

Understanding and Managing Inter-Generational Beliefs Over the Holidays

How do you want your children to be when they grow up? When we ask ourselves this question, we often articulate that we want our children to be cooperative, responsible, self-confident, happy, healthy, successful people. A well known psychiatrist, Dr. Gnott, sums this poignant question up to a “T”. We want our offspring to be [...]

How to Decode: “No Matter What I Do It’s Not Good Enough”

Have you ever heard your partner, child/teenager, parent or boss say this – “no matter what I do it’s not good enough”? More importantly, have you ever felt or hurled this sentence out of your lips? When you feel like no matter what I do it’s not good enough, you are probably feeling discouraged, often [...]