July 2014

Self-Esteem In Children: What Is Our Role?

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Most parents would never intentionally hurt their children, but unfortunately some do. Our self-esteem and what other people think of us are sometimes at the opposite ends of the scale. If I evaluate my worth, I take into account the volunteer work I do and how others value me as their friend, relative or acquaintance. […]

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A Mother’s Prayer

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“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.” –Elizabeth Gilbert I know Ms. Gilbert said that as a personal incentive to create the life she wanted for herself but when I read it with a mom’s perspective it takes on a whole new meaning. As moms we must participate relentlessly in […]

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Decisions, Decisions: 5 Mindsets toward Making Your Best Choice

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“Choices made, whether bad or good, follow you forever and affect everyone in their path one way or another.” ― J.E.B. Spredemann, An Unforgivable Secret Should I stay or should I go? Should I turn left or should I turn right? Should I pick up the phone and call or should I just remain silent? […]

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Get Your Kids in the Kitchen: Celebrate Summer with Martha Stewart’s Sunshine Pops

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The best way to raise healthy, conscious eaters is to bring them into the kitchen as early and often as possible. Not just allow them to be spectators (though that is of course fine and fun, too), but purposefully create opportunities for them to participate in cooking and baking. Most young children will naturally want […]

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5 Keys to Understanding our Response Ability

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The dictionary defines the word responsibility as a state or fact of being answerable, accountable, or responsible; of being reliable or dependable; morally right or legally required. “With great power comes great responsibility.”—Spiderman In my coaching world, responsibility is akin to evolution. If we are in tune with our deepest selves we know when we […]

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Parental Control: Identifying and Dealing with the Signs of Danger

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There are primarily two purposes of parental control software; prevention and detection. The prevention part is pretty easy to understand, as it simply involves blocking access to inappropriate websites, keywords, images, etc. The detection part, however, can be somewhat complicated, especially if you’re relatively new to using digital solution for your child’s online safety and […]

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