Can You Handle The Truth? 1

Can You Handle The Truth?
Telling the truth has one set of challenges, but hearing the truth is another matter entirely. My 7 year old is a constant vehicle of my personal growth and showed me about truth recently. My son likes to build things, mostly Lego cars or vehicles of any kind, and snap-on model car kits. My friend said recently ...

To Push Your Kids, or Not?

To Push Your Kids, or Not?
  When my son was born, I doubted myself about many things. If I would be a good mother. If I would clip his tiny fingers with the nail-clippers. If I would drop him on his head and cause brain damage. If I could raise a confident child. But, there was one thing I did not ...

Banishing Self Doubt, And Choosing Myself 2

Banishing Self Doubt, And Choosing Myself
Every night I whisper sweet words of praise to my son before he goes to sleep. This whispering brings us closer, it fills me with wonder, and reminds me about the best parts of parenting. But tonight, it brought me to despair. My son’s grandparents have been away for a trip. My son misses them. ...

Having Your Kids Ride To Confidence 1

Having Your Kids Ride To Confidence
I learnt about building confidence in children in a round about way today. I set out to the park with my son. My son is smiling, ear to ear. He’s got a new skateboard his grandparents bought him. He knows this is something the big kids do. He has been trying it at home, and is ...

Standing Tall With Bullies, Big And Small 1

Standing Tall With Bullies, Big And Small
There’s a lot of resemblance between social dynamics in the schoolyard and corporate politics. Recently, I had a chance to learn some potent lessons about handling bullies at work by hanging out at the local kids park. So, I go to the park last week with my son. It so happens, we see a kid he has told me about, ...