Nature Valley asked 3 generations the same question: What did you like to do for fun as a kid? The fondest memories for the two adult generations revolved around doing things outdoors. However, the answers by the youngsters were all indoor activities: video games, streaming films, texting, and computer related.
“Trust a momma’s gut.” That is the advice that Julie Fitzgerald, a mom of two boys, has for other moms when talking about kids and health. Fitzgerald speaks from experience: She recently used a cellphone photo to diagnose her son’s eye cancer — and in doing so she saved his life.
A song and a viral video gave a homeless man a chance to reconnect with the child he was separated from about 15 years ago. “Music took me around the world before I was 21 and somehow, my music now has gotten me back together with my son,” Donald Gould told 24 Hour News 8 via video call on Tuesday. Video of Gould, a 51-year-old homeless former U.S. Marine, playing a beautiful rendition of “Come Sail Away” by Styx on an outdoor piano in Sarasota, Florida went viral, with millions of people seeing it in the last week.
I remember very little of what is said after that. I remember wondering: How? How did I not know? What is wrong with me as a mother that I didn’t see the signs that this is a problem beyond teenage pot experimentation?
Many parents come to me for help with young adult children who seem unable to move out into the grown-up world. Usually they want me to meet with the young person, hoping that I will magically provide the missing motivation. Instead, I ask to meet with the parents first. They often have more power than they realize to make a difference.
Most parents, grandparents, relatives (and teachers!) want the very best for their children. Caring adults want kids to thrive. Luckily, any adult can learn how to teach the Law of Attraction to young children, and this is a valuable skill that can help a child succeed in life with health, wealth and happiness.
Babywearing is the act of “wearing” or carrying your baby or small child in a way that keeps them close, supports them, and promotes that important parent-baby bonding while keeping your hands free.
As a parent, you want your kids to grow up to be confident, happy, and successful adults, able to face the world head-on and make the most of every opportunity. But what can you do to help them overcome the fears that might hold them back? It’s worth remembering first that fear serves a purpose; it’s a natural human emotion to warn us of possible harm – a call to action to protect ourselves. However, in our modern world, fear often tends to be out of proportion to risk and can prevent us from achieving as much as we would like, and are capable of.
Children learn more from watching their parents than from listening to them – more is caught than taught. As parents, this puts great weight on how we conduct our lives. It requires us to be intentional about how we live. It requires us to self-reflect and evaluate if our lives match our words. And it requires us to be intentional about identifying the lessons we hope our kids will take from us. Here then, as my two children get older, are the 35 Things I Hope They Will Say About Their Dad. They represent the 35 most important lessons I hope they will learn from my life.
Children from divorced homes go through certain struggles only they can understand. We have been through a major breaking point where we saw the two people we care about leave us before we could get the best out of them.
As a parent now, are you making the effort to make your kids feel loved? Very often, it is the small things that count. Here are 15 ways to make your kids feel loved. When you become grandparents, you will be touched that they still remember them.
When you betray yourself, you are trading a part of yourself in order to be loved and accepted. The more you love yourself, the less you will need it or seek it from people outside. Either you give love to yourself in a healthy way, or you will seek it outside in unhealthy ways that cause you suffering.
Whether you’re taking time today to honor your mother or yourself as a mother — or both — please consider doing a little inner work. With so much energy being focused on mothering and the collective heart chakra, it’s a great day to create some wholeness around your relationship with your mother, and I’ve created a powerful meditation in the video above.
We want to give our children the best. We would love to give our children all the things we never got to have. But sometimes parents go too far with the way they show their affection… and this doesn’t bring the best out of our kids.