"I'll take complete responsibility for my decision," my 8 year old told my husband and I one summer morning while we were out on an excursion. Uncertain if he was making the wisest choice, his comment made us smile and we let him experience disappointment. I usually have two full time jobs - that of … Continue reading Have Your Child Experience Disappointment — it’s OK!
Whenever I need some insight (especially in preparation for a speech) I ask my son. He has quite a bit of experience now that he's 8. He's been advising me for the past six years. I asked him what really matters in life. His instant response: hockey. So I rephrased my question by asking what … Continue reading Teaching Happiness in Schools
Children help define the beauty in life.
I was chatting with a friend who mentioned her choice not to hang out with friends who drain her energy. I understood. One of my best friends has an aggressive form of cancer. She's on her second round of chemo and she is one of my favourite people to connect with and to hang out … Continue reading Your Outlook on Life