It Takes a Village…

It Takes a Village…

The role of community in helping you become a better parent. What does it take to change an existing cultural or societal norm? When we look at big picture examples in history, we see that change occurs when people show interest in a novel concept, commit to a fresh system of beliefs, and—in many cases—form […]
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Is Your Tank Running On Empty

Is Your Tank Running On Empty?

Taking care of your kids starts with taking care of yourself. Are you overextending yourself to meet your family’s needs? Do you feel trapped in an exhausting juggling act with no end in sight? It’s time to take a step back and practice some self-care. Parents, we live in extremely stressful times. But prioritizing everyone […]
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Whats Your Parenting Story

What’s Your Parenting Story?

Eliminating childhood baggage to create a clean slate for your kids.   “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” We tend to use this phrase when we talk about how similar a child is to their parents, when we notice repeated behaviors, patterns, and choices that pass across generations. The logic is simple: children […]
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Love And The Lunar New Year

Love and the Lunar New Year

February marks two of my favorite celebrations: Valentine’s Day and the Lunar New Year. These two holidays hold such significance in my heart, each for different reasons. Having spent 30 years as an expat living in Hong Kong, I always get a bit wistful when Chinese New Year rolls around. I miss the festive lights, […]
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What’s fair about a chocolate bar? Blog

What’s fair about a chocolate bar?

All people must be treated equally—including children. But when you’re dealing with kids of different ages, interests, and personalities; it can be difficult to make decisions without having one (or all) of them storm off yelling, “But it’s not fair!” Let’s take the example of “The Chocolate Bar.”   Suppose two kids are given a chocolate bar. […]
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5 Reasons Your Family Needs A Daily Routine

5 Reasons Your Family Needs a Daily Routine

We live in an ever-changing world. Even in our small family units, change is constant: we get new jobs, move to different houses, shift from face-to-face learning to school-from-home, switch babysitters, have another child. Although change is a necessary part of life, it can be a stressful experience for children (and adults too!). A daily routine […]
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Busting The Bad Kid Myth Once And For All

Busting the “Bad Kid” Myth Once and For All

What’s wrong with these statements? Spare the rod and spoil the elderly.Millenials should be seen and not heard.New Zealanders have got to learn. If you’re cringing right now, it’s because you know that these statements are unfairly biased and even prejudiced. So why are we okay with using these same phrases to describe our children?   […]
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3xTEDx Speaker, Media Contributor, parenting coach and mom of two. Helping families thrive for over 20 years using the Guidance Approach to Parenting.