I will be honest. Part of me loves structure because when someone else sets a standard for me to meet, I love showing off and striving for the goal. When I have to set structure for myself, I cringe a little. I am naturally scattered and a big picture person who gets more ideas than I could ever ... Read More about Creating Structure with Flexibility
What's your intention? I have spent the past month thinking about what I want to accomplish with my children this summer. Here is my list:1) I want to have a schedule (with flexibility) so all of us will be more productive and on days when I'm working and they aren't at camp or VBS (Vacation Bible ... Read More about Step One: What is Your Intention?
This morning I got a disturbing call. A student I know had fled her English classroom. She was overwhelmed by the literature and discussion that was to follow. The subject: mental illness. Her distress was caused by her knowledge of her own diagnosis - panic disorder. Was she mentally ill? How ... Read More about Anxiety: The Often Unseen Struggle
This week has marked a significant change in the life of our family. Last fall - out of what seemed like nowhere to me - I felt God leading that we would place our oldest elementary age child in our local neighborhood school. I panicked at the thought of leaving the Christian school she attended ... Read More about The End of the First Week of School
I recently went with my family to see the movie Inside Out and it is a counselor's dream. The idea of seeing how the emotions and the islands work inside a human creates an opportunity for parents and their kids alike to join in a dialogue with common vocabulary. This new vocabulary is playing ... Read More about Emotion Coaching for Parents from the Inside Out