Parenting is… highlighting the current state of equanimity to our kids.

Posted on March 29, 2020

Parenting is… highlighting the current state of equanimity to our kids. During last week’s grocery run, I noticed that I was picking up brands of foods that I would never have picked before. In fact, with the current state of imbalance in the supply-demand chain caused by the COVID-19 crisis, I’m forced to give up my current “preferences” and simply be grateful for—and pick up—whatever is available on the shelf. Doing that, I’ve discovered something new within myself, an opening up….

Parenting is… talking to our kids about the power of our interconnectedness.

Posted on March 22, 2020

Parenting is… talking to our kids about the power of our interconnectedness.     The previously intangible idea that we are all connected as a human race just got real. With the mounting uncertainty of when we will go back to “normal,” the anxiety, stress, and fear grows and grows and grows. We are confused, scrounging for answers. One moment we are turning to the news to stay updated, the next we are turning away because it’s just too much to take…

Parenting is… being a good role model always–especially now during the #coronavirus crisis.  

Posted on March 15, 2020

Parenting is… being a good role model always–especially now during the #coronavirus crisis.   Walk the walk before you talk the talk. Our kids will do as we do, not as we say. Children learn best by example. Monkey see monkey do. Why are we having a judgment lapse when we know these age-old phrases to be true? This is a time of national alert, a time when anxiety and fear are at their highest. This is the time to shine,…

Parenting is… raising our kids without exaggeration or embellishment

Posted on March 8, 2020

Parenting is… raising our kids without exaggeration or embellishment Embellishment: a detail, especially one that is not true, added to a statement or story to make it more interesting or entertaining. Exaggeration: a statement that represents something as better or worse than it really is. We all want to protect our kids. We want to keep them safe and healthy and happy. Often to balance the weight of life, we try to add more lightheartedness to our experiences and to…

Parenting is… expressing our love to our children like it’s Valentine’s Day every day

Posted on February 16, 2020

Parenting is… expressing our love to our children like it’s Valentine’s Day every day Think about it: There are some socially conditioned habits that we all adopt and spend millions of dollars on globally. Yes, I’m referring to Valentine’s Day. Over the last 10 years, as my kids went to college and I had more time to reflect on life, I found myself increasingly disconnected from this holiday. It felt “commercial” and “marketing-driven.” We actually spend close to $22 billion…