In the spirit of encouraging growth and freedom, I’ve made a list of things I will not fix for my kids this summer…
To celebrate the longest night of the year—the day when the solar year bottoms out and starts to climb back up again—we go outside and light a fire. We stand around it, stamp our feet a little to chase away the cold, and something magical happens.
Instead of telling our boys to toughen up, we can show them how to be mentally tough and still emotionally tender. I want to teach my son to battle sadness, hurt, disappointment, fear with strength, not denial. I want my son to be confident, not calloused.
What if paying attention to our children’s technological obsessions could give us insight into their needs? Author Amanda Hamilton Roos explores this idea in this thought-provoking post.
Shyness often accompanies an introvert who hasn’t quite learned how to navigate her need for solitude and companionship. Do you have a shy child? Here, Amanda Hamilton Roos offers six ways to help shy children gain self-confidence.
According to researchers, the teen brain grows and changes significantly during puberty. How can this knowledge influence the way we raise our teenagers?
I realize the agony and the ecstasy on the soccer field is teaching me some good parenting lessons. My life is a million small shots on goal. Usually, I shank it to the side or I overshoot the goal. Does this mean that I’m wasting my time and energy? Is this all for nothing? I hope not.
So often we use our instincts to respond to the needs of our children. We go with our gut. But what if our gut is wrong? Amanda Hamilton Roos shares her discovery of what really matters when instincts lead you astray.
Even though current financial gurus advice otherwise, Amanda Hamilton Roos is not paying her children an allowance, at least for now. Why? She believes the lessons they would learn from getting an allowance or being paid to do household chores are more damaging than the potential gains in financial literacy.
Emergencies strike all around us: we don’t have the special blankie on hand, or–catastrophe!–there is a hole in the tights just before the dance performance begins! Enjoy a good laugh as this delightful article shares some wonderful ideas on how to save the day.
I want my kids to feel a sense of belonging. I want them to believe deeply that they are a part of a whole and that they will never be alone in this sometimes lonely, disconnected world. I suppose I could laminate this sentiment on a piece of paper and stick it on the fridge, or I could just take down our Kangaroo mask and do a little dance.