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...sooner or later. What makes us who we are? Where do we come from? What are our genetic origins? In my case, being brought up by a single mother, such a question spiraled off into who my family was…my entire family.
So, the question is asked and the answer varies for all of us. Our parents tell us where we come from, what racial mix congregates within our DNA, and the adventure begins. I remember one day boarding the school bus and revealing that I was part Native American. To my surprise, everyone on the bus was Native American as well…and all shared the same tribe, Cherokee. ... (more)
When my family was still young and Ihad only seven children from twelve-years old down to a newborn, I earnestly strove to raise the best children I could. Yet all my effort was actually hindering their development because my anxiety and control acted like a barrier, a prison around my them. I was in fact preventing my children's inner, natural development into well-balanced, creative people.
I did not take subtle hints, so a powerful inner image rose up from my subconscious which symbolized what I was actually doing by refusing to let go of control.
First I saw an ocean... (more)
Why social activities are important for kids to improve self-expression
When a child’s social, behavioral and emotional health is positive, she is always able to express herself creatively. Parents, teachers and other adults in a child’s life play a vital role when it comes to helping kids cope with their feelings and this can be done by channeling kids’ self-expression into avenues that are healthy and positive. There are many forms of self-expression including dance, art and creative playing.
Apart from encouraging kids to express themselves freely on the home front, they also... (more)
When you need to find a pen in your purse all you can find is a crayon, a broken pencil and a dried up magic eraser
When you hear a baby cry in the grocery store, and you start to gently sway back and forth, back and forth, even if your children are at school.
The scene in Dumbo when his mum is taken away makes tears come to your eyes and break down during the Bambi movie.
Your car is filled with face wipes, spar sets of clothes, toys, snacks, books and portable car games
You are out for a romantic meal with your husband, enjoying some adult conversation, when suddenly... (more)
...experience. The sleepless nights, the daily routine of baby care fitted in around the normal daily employment. Then as the baby starts to get older the challenges don't really go away they just grow and develop as your child grows. It is true that there is a lot of help available for parents. The problem for Dads is that so much of the help is targeted at Mums. No-one would deny that Mums have enormous parenting challenges to face but it is time that we recognized that Dads need help and support just as much as Mums do. One of the best ways to help Dads cope with parenting is to... (more)
The winter issue of Tender Tidings, the free magazine for intentional Catholic parents, is now available for viewing! Just click on the flipbook to explore. http://intentionalcatholicparenting.com/?p=211
This issue is devoted to raising creative children. Dr. Greg Popcak wrote an article on why family creativity time is good for the whole family; Marcia Mattern shares ideas about creating a prayer corner in our homes; Michaelyn Hein has some great ideas for making story time more creative.
look for my article
Ingenuity and Creativity are Birthed in Boredom... (more)
...to say them. I am so proud to be your daughter and even more proud that you Pop are my father. So with this I close, I wipe the tears and I vow to spend as much time with you as I can. I love you.
I shared this with you, to implore those that may read it, to say what they feel to their parents, before the chance has been taken from you. I did and I have made peace within myself, that when his time does come he will know my thoughts and how much I love him. I held his hand and struggled with the tears as I read this to him, but I had the opportunity to do so and for that I am... (more)
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.
Barbara Bush, former U.S. first lady
You have to love your children unselfishly.
The soul is healed by being with children.
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin... (more)
...already know that I find it quite sad that I have to be responsible for Other People's Children while I am at work. Having 3 children of my own of various ages and a young grand daughter I would like to say I have a little experience raising children. I see, in life in general, that many parents don't take the time to teach their children how to act in the real world or when they have a job. I know I cannot be the only person alive that has witnessed young adults in the workplace who need a babysitter to help them get through the entire day. I work with 3 such people and quite... (more)
But while my children are successful and accomplished, if they were to fail or are just short of reaching their goal, well, don’t look at me! Hubby and I did our part; we’ve sacrificed till we acquired our obvious wrinkles and load of gray hairs. We gave nothing short of just darn-right giving up every drop of blood we have.
We have loved our children with every existing micro cell in our being, but when they’ve grown they will undoubtedly each chart a course to follow. Here’s hoping, however, that their father and I have taught them everything they should know to set them walking on... (more)
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