Sunday, July 17, 2011

Girls - What Message Are We Sending?

When Ariana comes to my house, I realize that I make over her more when she has a cute outfit on that I like.  And I've wondered, what kind of message am I sending her?  You are cuter because of your cute clothes?  She's the same little girl she has always been.  She just has different fabric on.  She needs to know that we value her no matter what she is wearing.

"How to Talk to Little Girls?"

What messages are we sending our daughters?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thought provoking article

How to Land Your Kid in Therapy: Why the obsession with our kids' happiness may be dooming them to unhappy adulthoods.  A therapist and mother reports. 

Ouch?  Read all four pages of this article in The Atlantic and you are sure to recognize yourself or some other parent you know.  Excellent article!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The New Year

I realized something yesterday.  I'm more excited about the upcoming new year than I am Christmas.  Re Christmas - can we get on with it so I can start plaYing with the new year?  I enjoy Christmas, but I'm excited about the opportunity for a fresh new start, new calendars, and new books to read.

My favorite planning calendar.