Art is the medium between what we know and what we feel. It’s not only an effective tool to teach creativity and express ourselves, the process can also foster emotional development.
Category: Social + Emotional Development
I might just win the most annoying mom award and I’m okay with it. Each year, I find strategic times – holidays, special occasions and transitions – to ask my family to answer thought provoking questions like, “What three things would change about yourself?” Even […]
My wishes turned into reality last week when the countdown to school finally hit zero and my daughters got out of my hair…I mean house. And while I couldn’t wait for a schedule and routine, summer seems like a breeze in comparison to this new […]
What can we as parents do to make the transition back to school easier and a little less overwhelming? What can we do to support our children socially and emotionally to ensure they thrive under these challenging circumstances? Believe it or not, there’s one simple answer…LEAD BY EXAMPLE. Here are 5 ways to lead by example that will support our children’s overall well-being and ensure positive growth.
As I’ve gotten older (and wiser), I’ve come to learn that some of the traits I had been most proud of for so many years are the very ones that are to my detriment. I believed that when I was upset or angry, brushing it […]
It may be the wisdom that naturally comes with age, increased life experiences, or the constantly evolving positive mindset that I’ve been working on for years now. But, lately, I’ve been particularly attuned to the thoughts of gratitude that run through my mind on a […]
As a mother of two teenage girls, and a woman who speaks with countless moms about their daughters, one of the biggest concerns is lack of self-esteem. As I begin to ask questions so I can do my best to give advice, it seems that […]
I’m pretty certain that embarrassing ourselves is not on top of most of our “To Do” lists. And while it’s probably also safe to say that we are all more comfortable sticking with things we know, I’m sure we see the value of stepping outside […]