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Is my child ready to play sports? by Kacey Hartung

  Most of us are very naïve when we first become parents.  We spend hours imagining their personality, temperament, likes and dislikes.  Our dreams are filled with their future activities and talent. Our heart is in the right place, we want the best for them.  And while we are focused on what could be, our [...]

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Learning to be Human – Embracing Vulnerability as Parents by Devon Kuntzman

  Becoming a parent and caring for young children is one of the most humanizing experiences you will have in your lifetime. That great love, felt so deep in your heart, creates an immense amount of vulnerability. Just because that vulnerability comes flooding in doesn’t mean you are ready to be open on that level. [...]

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Parents, Do We Have All the Answers? by Cara Pollard

  As parents we want to set goals for our children. We want them to achieve success, get good grades, commit to volunteer work, get the job or into school they desire, and participate in sports or extra curricular activities. We have aspirations of helping them to manage it all and pave a path for [...]

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Elemental Support for Harmonious Family Living By Holly Hall

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Parenting by Being Present in the Pause by Janet Philbin

    A few weeks ago, I went to a sporting event with my husband and teenage daughter.   My daughter had been on crutches for the past few weeks.  She was feeling a bit worried about managing in the sporting arena with the crutches and was hesitant to go. My husband was able to secure [...]

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More Lessons from a Preschooler by Dr. Allan Hunter

Eye contact matters. Sometimes running to the store to pick up milk and eggs can be a great adventure. Those shopping carts are really a lot of fun. Table manners are over-rated. So what if a bit of mess happens? Enjoy the food. Naps are good. Anyone who’s cranky probably needs one. If you bounce [...]

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Mindful Self-Care for the New Year by Madiha Saeed, MD

A wave is coming. Can you feel its building momentum? Each new year brings with it an upsurge of new intentions, past regrets, and over-extended to-do lists. You have two options on setting the tone for the new year; to be swallowed up whole, struggling for air, not knowing if you will make it out of [...]

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