Practices are more important than games, because it’s at practice that your child will learn about the sport, gain more skill and coordination, and become a better teammate.
I regularly advise parents to have “Heads’ Up” conversations with kids, about matters large and small. It’s an effective and loving way for parents to help kids stay in their highest selves, their most peaceful and cooperative and problem-solving selves.
Like it or not, we are in the digital age and our children are growing up in a different world than anyone who has come before them. The question is: How do I get educated and set some rules about the digital age in my family? If you haven’t made this part of your value set as a family…. start.
Motherhood requires more sacrifices than can be counted, and it can wear you out physically and emotionally. In order to parent well, however, we need energy, patience, forgiveness, creativity… all the things that disappear when we are exhausted. What to do?