Parents Get Better At Listening

Parents Get Better At Listening

Dear Caring Parent, I’ve been thinking about telling vs listening lately as I talk with parents and children. While some things definitely need telling, I’ve concluded that we could all do a lot more listening. At home and in schools. How do we parents get...
What Does Blue Light Do To Children?

What Does Blue Light Do To Children?

Dear Caring Parent, I took a look to see what new research shows about the effect of blue light on our children, given the increase in online activities with schooling-at-home during COVID19. Generally we wonder about eye strain and sleep disruption with blue light...
Letting Go For Parents Is A Constant

Letting Go For Parents Is A Constant

Dear Caring Parent, Letting go – for parents, it’s a constant dance. We attach then we let go. It’s not that we suddenly ‘let go’ when our children finish school, get married or begin their career. Instead, parents experience many phases of letting...
Saying No To Children

Saying No To Children

Dear Caring Parent,  Saying no to children can be hard! I was just talking to a dad about how to not over-spend the budget for a birthday.  It got me to thinking, again, about how hard it is saying ‘no’ to children!  After my conversation with this dad, I...