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- Music and Mental Health (5/17/2018) - Last week, I spoke of a lyric in a song that sparked an entire blog post. That idea is the perfect lead into what I wanted to write about this week, as May is Mental Health Awareness Month – music as a tool to help regulate emotions and support mental health. As someone who has … Continue reading Music and Mental Health
- Music and Resilience (5/10/2018) - This morning as I was driving to work, I was listening to the new song, “Youth,” by Shawn Mendes and Khalid. The lyrics spoke about feeling hopeless but not letting pain turn to hate, which really hit me in relation to the last few blogs. The words made me think about experiencing situations that might … Continue reading Music and Resilience
- #GreatChildhoods Starting at Home (5/2/2018) - As we mentioned before, last month was Child Abuse Prevention month, and Science of Parenting is still thinking this important conversation. As you know, as Science of Parenting, we like to talk about research and reality. So that’s how we’ve decide to break this down. RESEARCH The research on abuse- whether physical, sexual, or emotional- … Continue reading #GreatChildhoods Starting at Home
- Busy Families can create #GreatChildhoods (4/23/2018) - April is Child Abuse Prevention month, which means Science of Parenting is thinking about what makes #GreatChildhoods. For me, I fondly remember singing in the car with my mom, standing on the end of the grocery cart, weekends by the lake, and doing lots of puzzles. As much as we love our kids, sometimes it feels … Continue reading Busy Families can create #GreatChildhoods
- SANE consequences (3/23/2018) - We’ve been talking a lot about challenging behavior lately. And yeah, even us Science of Parenting folks have children who challenge us! Today we want to look at how we can respond to challenging behavior. Maybe your preschooler has been testing out new lies, or your school age child has been skipping homework, or your preteen … Continue reading SANE consequences
- Same Girl, Different Year (2/27/2018) - Recently, I attended a professional development opportunity on the DiSC personality profile, which categorizes you into one of four areas – dominance, influence, conscientiousness, and steadiness (read more about specifics here: https://discprofile.com/what-is-disc/overview/ ). The day consisted of activities that better helped us to understand our personality type, the type of those with whom we work, … Continue reading Same Girl, Different Year
- Don’t Judge Me! I’m Busy Parenting! (2/13/2018) - Do you ever get the feeling people watch your every move and judge you? Well sometimes, while parenting, we can feel people’s eyes on us as we interact with our children. And, it is wonderful when our interactions with our children are positive, but that is not every day. We all have days that we … Continue reading Don’t Judge Me! I’m Busy Parenting!
- Did you say STRESS? (2/2/2018) - We have been talking teens, and that means we may also need to talk about the “s” word…also known as STRESS! While stress can take many forms and it can be considered both positive and negative, all of us, at one time or another, have probably experienced stress! You know the feeling, your heart starts … Continue reading Did you say STRESS?
- Teenagers (1/24/2018) - Teenagers… Wait, what was your reaction when you read that word? Maybe an eye roll, a sigh, or perhaps a smile? Each of us have a different experience with raising teenagers – some parents think it is the most fun age during their parenting journey while others dread it. Some of us may even fall … Continue reading Teenagers
- I Love My Child. I Love My Child… (1/8/2018) - “I love my child. I love my child. I love my child.” Seriously, I do love my child, but sometimes I have to remind myself in the heat of the moment. For example, right now my daughter is in this phase where she stands at my feet screaming while I try to cook supper. It … Continue reading I Love My Child. I Love My Child…
- Family Finances in the New Year (12/29/2017) - As the New Year approaches, are you writing down some goals or resolutions? Each year, I try to identify one or two new things I want to try, or do differently. I often use the beginning of the New Year to adjust my savings strategy so that I can also meet my goal of having … Continue reading Family Finances in the New Year
- Home and School Connections (12/19/2017) - Over the next several weeks, many children will be taking a ‘break’ from school. Often times I use this break to catch up with my girls’ school calendars, activities and classroom connections. I guess it’s my way to plan for the New Year. As you look ahead to this break, might I suggest that it … Continue reading Home and School Connections