Underused Parenting Tool: Gratefulness

Underused Parenting Tool: Gratefulness

Often, in an earnest effort to be a good and conscientious parent, we focus on our kids’ weaknesses. We spend a lot of our time weeding the metaphorical garden. “Get up earlier.” “Don’t stay out so late.” “Pick up your clothes.”...
The Gratitude Attitude

The Gratitude Attitude

Originally published in the November 2017 Glover Park Gazette. Gratefulness as a parenting tool is often, often overlooked. We minimize gratefulness and its quiet power. We NEED it when the days get short and the holidays are pressing upon this. Gratitude gives us...
Instilling Gratefulness

Instilling Gratefulness

This post was originally published in the November 2019 Glover Park Gazette Every November I write about parents being grateful, this year I want to explore how we can instill gratefulness in our kids. Remember, it’s developmentally normal and annoying for kids to be...
G.R.A.C.E.

G.R.A.C.E.

The article below has been updated and adapted from an article originally published in Washington Parent by Paige Trevor and Ronel Hentschel. The end of the year tends to bring with it a lot of anxiety and frenzy. As parents, if we can give ourselves the gift of...