My Super-Mom Cape Was Making Us Miserable

How I wish I could have a heart-to-heart chat with my younger-self. I would tell her, “Damara dear, I know you want to be a good mom, but your red shiny cape has to go! Here’s a great idea — dig a hole in the backyard; toss it in, and cover it with dirt. You don’t need it. You are good enough without it and your children will be better off.”

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4 Magical Compliments to Boost Your Kid’s Self-Esteem

Your children’s self-esteem is fragile, and it can be crushed with negative messages or boosted with positive messages. As a parent, you have the biggest influence on your children’s self-esteem. Whether negative or positive, it’s your choice.

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3 Ways You Unknowingly Destroy Your Children’s Self-Esteem

Parent’s want their children to grow up self-confident and capable. Sometimes without even realizing it, your responses may be doing the exact opposite which lowers your children’s self-esteem.

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Why Your Children Cannot Be Controlled – and It’s Okay

Glancing in your rear view mirror you spot your daughter touch her brother. Immediately he cocks his arm back and whacks her. Instantaneously your baby lets out a blood curdling scream and your daughter yells, “Mom, he hit me!” Your mind feels like it is going to explode or implode, one of the other. “Ahhhhh!…

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Empower Your Kids by Using This Overlooked Skill

As we regularly guide our children through these 5 steps, they become empowered to responsibly think and act for themselves — no matter what the world throws at them. Isn’t that what we want?

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