Mentoring Our Children

Mentoring Our Children

Here is a great quote I wanted to share with you all.  ‘The people who influence us most are not those who buttonhole us and talk to us, but those who live their lives like the stars in heaven and the lilies in the fields, perfectly, simply and unaffectedly.  Those are the lives that moldcontinue reading

Toddler Eats Constantly…Should Mom be Worried?

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Dear Susan, I loved your picky eater solution but I’m not sure I should use it for my toddler. I haven’t been very concerned about his eating, but it’s reached a crazy point where my son (2 yrs, 4 months) is ALWAYS asking for a snack. Last night, we had finished dinner 10-20 minutes earliercontinue reading

8 Essential Ingredients for an Inspired Home Education

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Education is a must for the individual as well as the collective advancement of our world.  Students are mirrors of the education system they attend. These students then go out into the world and make his or her contribution to the world according to the education they received. If we truly want to build acontinue reading

love, actually

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The residual of pinks, reds, and whites remain. Homemade and store bought cards sit in a discarded pile. The bouquets are on their final petals. The glitter is scattered to the floor. The grand gestures of love have been done and told. Hearts have burst— some open, some closed. Now what? Now that we havecontinue reading

Decision-Making Doesn’t have to be Hard

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Dear Susan, I am having the hardest time making a decision and I need your help. I’m a single mom and have two boys, 7 and 4. My older son wants to go to guitar lessons but the only time the closest place is available is at a time that is very difficult for mecontinue reading

Does your teen have anxiety because of you?

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Research suggests young people are at a higher risk of developing anxiety if a parent has anxiety. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center studied a number of parent-child pairs to discover whether people with certain anxiety disorders engaged more often in anxiety-provoking behaviors. Researchers found certain behaviors in parents can increase anxiety in their childrencontinue reading