One of the most effective ways to strengthen personal resilient is to explore your childhood.
“We are abusing our children in new ways. We are diminishing their resilience, their ability to deal with small or large challenges by overindulging them.” Jean Illsley Clarke, author of How Much Is Enough? This was the basic message Jean Illsley Clarke delivered at a Calgary public seminar. She and her colleagues have published their […]
Children are affected by natural disasters, but their level of understanding varies with their age and language ability. As parents and caregivers, we want to support them and encourage them to express their feelings and thoughts about the event. Here is an ages and stages guide to help you channel their anxiety into positive actions. […]
Our culture is laced with lies. Movies, TV shows, advertising and the rest of us typically exaggerate, twist facts, create stories, and deny the truth. On a particularly bad day many of us have answered, “Fine, thank you,” when asked, “How are you?” How many of us have told a lie because we didn’t want […]
It is affirming to see some fathers pushing baby prams and taking parental leave. My Dad never saw the inside of a poopy diaper. By my generation childcare was starting to go in a gender equal direction. Now, I see my children parent with even more equity. Yet, I also see family stress spinning in […]
Three pages, with big headlines in The Calgary Herald, described WE Days. Two of the headlines read, “WE Day Rallies Youth” and “WE Day Sows Seeds of Social Awareness, and Celebrities say Kids are True Stars.” This Calgary event attracted over 18,000 enthused, excited, committed youth. Hallelujah! Some good news made it in the media. […]
Disagreements abound in relationships from politics to parenting. In Parent Effectiveness Training, Thomas Gordon states “Parents don’t have to put up a “United Front.” Let me offer some perspective and possible options.