Kids and Perfectionism

We’ve noticed a trend with kids today. With social media and their lives being so public, they often feel pressure to be “perfect.” I heard one teenage girl share that she usually takes 100 selfies before she finds one she thinks is good enough to post! The pressure to look perfect, act perfect and project … Read more…

Do you share embarrassing stories about your kids?

Have you ever told shared stories about your kids that they might find embarrassing? I know I’ve caught myself asking for advice or sharing things with friends and than later thinking, “Hmm….I probably shouldn’t have said that.” When our kids were little, we talked about everything: stories about sleep, potty training, tantrums, etc. It’s one … Read more…

How to stay close to your child after completing Time for the Talk

After wrapping up my last session of Time for the Talk, one of the mom’s mentioned that she was feeling concerned about how to stay close to her daughter now that the session was ending. Before taking my class, she said she couldn’t even “breathe right” in her daughter’s eyes, but now had earned some … Read more…

How to explain upsetting situations to your child

A few days ago I learned that one of my daughter’s teachers had been arrested for distributing child pornography from his computer. This came as a huge shock. I had no idea he was involved in this type of behavior and it made me feel sick. My initial reaction was to not say anything to … Read more…