What To Do When You Sweat The Small Stuff

What To Do When You Sweat The Small Stuff

The feeling when… Somebody tells you to calm down when you’re angry. When somebody is playing their music out loud on their cell phone in a public place. When you are finished washing dishes and your significant other/mom/dad/sibling comes over with a dish they forgot...
Is This Generation Too Fragile?

Is This Generation Too Fragile?

When I grew up I was not a fighter. I went to a Quaker school for 8 years (they deeply believe in non-violence), and became a black belt in a martial arts form that literally translates to “open fist”, meaning you learn how to defend yourself without necessarily...
Keeping Your Kids Busy This Summer

Keeping Your Kids Busy This Summer

Are you one of those parents who see summer as an obstacle for your kids? Do you have the goal of ensuring that your kids stay active both physically and mentally? If so, you are not alone! What should a summer break be for a kid? Do you need to take it easy or should...
Do NOT Try to be Your Child’s Best Friend

Do NOT Try to be Your Child’s Best Friend

Fresh off the press, “PARENTS STRUGGLE WITH TRYING TO BE THEIR KID’S FRIEND”. If you have every seen the 2004 movie Mean Girls then you know Amy Poehler’s role as Mrs. George and yes, she is the “cool” mom. She has fake boobs, has no major rules on underage drinking...
How to Love Your Kids When They Are Tough to Love

How to Love Your Kids When They Are Tough to Love

Kids can be a pain in the ass sometimes.   Harsh words? Maybe. One thing is for sure though, those words are definitely filled to the brim with truth… harsh truth. This isn’t taking away from your unconditional love for them, it’s simply acknowledging that kids...
Inside the Eyes of My Teenage Daughter – Part II: From the Parent’s Perspective

Inside the Eyes of My Teenage Daughter – Part II: From the Parent’s Perspective

Part II: From the Parent’s Perspective In Part I, we met Emma, the brave high-school girl that traveled down the bumpy road towards self-acceptance. Through all of the anxiety, depression, and frustration of trying to understand “who she really is”, Emma found a way...