Redefining Old Truths

Growing up as a child in New York, I learned that there were four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. While there were variations during the year, kids could pretty much depend on flowers blooming in the spring, taking trips to the beach in the summer, playing in the …

Politics, Religion and Spanking

There are three topics that should never be discussed on a beautiful sunny day: politics, religion and spanking. “Do you believe in spanking?” That was the question I was recently asked while enjoying a boat ride around San Diego harbor. It was soon after this question was asked that I …

It’s All In Our Perception

I was taking my daily walk when I passed an elementary school playground with children at recess. “You’re lucky!” a young girl shouted to me. “Why do you say that?” I smiled back. “Because you’re free to take a walk and I’m stuck in school!” I thought that her perception …

A Promise to Our Children~

I will never treat you like you are my property or that your role in life is to please me or soothe my fears and worries. I know that I am merely a soul who is experiencing life in a human body and just because you’ve physically come through me …

Lying to Our Children

Now that the holidays are neatly tucked away behind us it may be safe for me to bring up a touchy subject:  the way grown ups lie to children about Santa Claus. Before you have a meltdown at the mere thought of reflecting on the lies we tell children, take …

10 Nuggets of Wisdom

1. Children come through our bodies but we can never control their emotions or their spirit. We can unconsciously disempower & confuse their spirit. 2. When we train children to please others we teach them to lose themselves. 3. Your way is not the only way. You can release your …

Mind Chatter

You do not want your children to behave well because they fear you. You want them to make good choices because it feels good, because they want to and because they are in their own power when they do so. YOUR WORK is to shift the mind-chatter that takes their …

Understanding Laziness

I recently had a conversation with a mom who was discussing how anxious she was feeling about her struggling second grader. She sighed and said, “The problem with my child is that he is lazy.” I passionately responded with,  “NO, NO, NO!”  That is not necessarily the truth!!! Let’s look …

Your Children Mirror Your Inner World

Our children can feel our energy. They take in our stress, our fears, our joy, our love. It travels through their bodies, their hearts, their minds and comes out in their behavior. What is your child’s behavior telling you about yourself? If there is anything you would like to change …