Tag Archives: encouragement

Writing Love Notes

Do you have memories of opening your lunch box or notebook and finding a short love note from a parent inside? If not, what would that have felt like? How about starting a practice of writing short notes to your children? Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of Praise

How many times have you heard or been told that it is important to praise your children, or to “catch them being good?” This has been touted as the “recipe” for building self-esteem in our children since the 1960’s. Of course most parents want their children to have self-esteem but it isn’t working. It’s time to re-think this idea. Continue reading

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The Message of Love

In less than a week it is Valentine’s Day – and our culture can go a little bonkers trying to send the message of love. What is love anyway? Is it something that we save for one special day? Is it about what we give, who we are or perhaps how we “hold space” for the other person? Continue reading

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Courage and Encouragement

Over the last week, I’ve been reflecting on courage and heroes. I’m noticing again how people who do amazingly courageous things often reject the label “hero” as if only “special people” qualify. Instead, these courageous human beings claim that the action taken was their only option. Continue reading

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