Are you in a never-ending game of Beat-the-Clock? Does your to-do list go on and on, and you rush through your days checking off item by item in a race to finish the day "DONE", just to start again in the morning?
It's exhausting and overwhelming. In the same way, we schedule our kids to within minutes of bedtime., we schedule our kids to within minutes of bedtime. School, homework, sports, tutoring, martial arts, extended day, enrichment activities. We don't want them to mi
New York may be the city that doesn't sleep, but it was certainly brought to a crawl during last week's weather. The early snowfall took everyone by surprise. None of the meteorologists, with all their cutting edge, state of the art equipment, predicted the intensity or accumulation. And it crippled my fair city in a way that most have not seen in their lifetimes, myself included. Bridges were shut down, accidents abounded, cars/busses/trucks stuck. There are enough horror
Last week, I posed the question, "Does your child have yo-yo self-esteem?" Yo-yo self-esteem occurs when children’s self esteem rises and falls with the ups and downs of their lives (i.e. how they did in school, played in their soccer game, etc.). We talked about how important it is for children to base their self-esteem on who they are and not on what is happening outside of them so that their self-esteem remains intact no matter what is going on in their lives. I promised s