“It’s Not About the Cup”

Last weekend we discussed this topic in our parent workshop entitled "Examining Our Expectations." We shared our common struggles and deepened our sense of community by coming together with a common goal-to reflect on our practices as parents. We talked about the feelings that might inform the behavior that we see in our children, and [...]

The Gift of Acknowledgement

How many times have you been out shopping, or at a park and witnessed a young child melting down, crying, pleading, maybe even screaming? Perhaps they wanted a new toy, maybe they were tired or hungry, or they experienced a conflict with another child. I’ve seen this scenario play out more times than I can [...]

Are You Okay? Cultivating Empathy Alongside Young Children

Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn. ~Alice Miller