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How To Raise 'Colorblind' Kids In A Racist World

Kids notice differences in other people. They are not "colorblind" as some adults like to pretend, and thank God, since all of our many differences are such an important part of our individual and cultural identities. And while it's perfectly natural for kids to notices racial differences, they do not naturally judge one set of characteristics as superior or preferred, until some adult teaches them to prefer certain characteristics.

3 Easy Steps To Enjoy Children
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3 Easy Steps To Enjoy Children

Imagine a scene where you are laughing and having fun with the children in your life?  Can you picture the joy you will feel when there is no stress or  disharmony?  Is it possible to have that quality time with your family and children in your circle of influence?  You will think more positively after you have read these three easy steps to really enjoy children.

Setting Boundaries With Teasing & Bullying (EXPERT)
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Setting Boundaries With Teasing & Bullying (EXPERT)

Setting boundaries in relationships can be difficult for adults.Understanding what teasing is fun and which is hurtful is hard for everyone. It is even more difficult for children to comphrend. One of the main goals of a child is to fit in and be well liked by their peers. Sometimes a message the child is receiving can have a barbed edge or be a subtle put-down by what your child believes is a friend. What is Teasing

Why Your Relationship Is A Role Model For Your Kids [EXPERT]
Is your relationship setting a good example for your kids?
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Why Your Relationship Is A Role Model For Your Kids

Have you heard kids say, "When I grow up, I want to marry Mom (or Dad)?" Our response is centered on the innocence and sweetness of the moment, however it should also be a wake up announcement to the truth of those words. Children will mirror their parental relationship role model when they become adults and it is a couple's responsibility to show the right way of relating in love.

What If The Teacher Is The Bully?
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What If The Teacher Is The Bully?

As a child & family therapist who has been in practice for over 15 years, it has been surprising how many children and families present with a depressed or anxious child only to find out that a contributing part of the problem is the way the child is being treated by their school teacher.  So much focus and emphasis has been put on peer bullying, and while it is certainly a worthy problem that needs to be addressed, I’ve come to believe that focus also needs to be put on bullying

What's The Secret To Being A Great Parent? (EXPERT)
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What's The Secret To Being A Great Parent? (EXPERT)

There are no secrets to being a ‘good’ parent. There are no truly “new” ideas out there. It’s all about a few basic principles: respect, responsibility, truth, flexibility, resilience, courage. Show it in words and actions so your kids know exactly how it looks and sounds. Those are the building blocks. Do them with greater and greater frequency and watch things change.

Read, Sing & Talk To Your Baby (EXPERT)
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Read, Sing & Talk To Your Baby (EXPERT)

Read, Sing and Talk To Your Baby When babies make cooing sounds, we make cooing sounds in return. When they smile, we smile and then they smile and it goes on and on. Our loving joy or job is to provide prompt response to his needs, consistent care and love. Hopefully, we will share opportunities for activities which will help move and develop muscles including the brain..

3 Tips To Get Your Kids To Use Their Imaginations
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3 Tips To Get Your Kids To Use Their Imaginations

Are your children lost in cyber space? Do they prefer the company of video games and television to the family? Are their only friends on Facebook? Can they day dream and use their imagination to create wonderful games or activities on their own? Do they need someone or something to tell them how to have fun? If so, they need to develop their amazing imagination and think of new ways to solve problems, create possibilities and think their own thoughts. Here are three great ways to plug in imagination

6 Unforgettable Movie Teachers and What We Learned From Them
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6 Unforgettable Movie Teachers and What We Learned From Them

We all know that teachers are the mind-molding individuals watching over our children on a daily basis. In fact, because this week is “National Teacher Appreciation Week,’ there are companies, blogs, and school boards everywhere applauding educators this week. However, it’s important to remember that teachers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, teaching methods, and mood swings.

6 Tips To Avoid Sexual Assault
Prevention is crucial to avoid the many problems that come with sexual assault.
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6 Tips To Avoid Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is not an occasional happening. A woman is assaulted every two and a half minutes in the United States. When you consider that at least half of the assaults go unreported, that is a staggering number of women and girls whose lives are affected negatively by this trauma.

What 2 Things Help Bring Success Into Your Life?
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What 2 Things Help Bring Success Into Your Life?

Success in life, friendship, business, family dynamics and spiritual growth has self-confidence and self-esteem at the foundation. People who have a confidence in their personal worth seem to be magnets for success and happiness everywhere they go. As parents and caring adults you will want to share methods and techniques to build self-confidence with the young people in your circle of influence. One of the most important part of teaching a life-skill is to improve the concept in our own lives.

Kids Or Relationship First? It's A Non-Question
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Kids Or Relationship First? It's A Non-Question

There’s a split among experts about whether the kids or the relationship should come first. Frankly, I think putting your relationship first is putting your kids first. Why? Because if you want your children to grow up and have healthy, well-balanced relationships, a fulfilling sex-life, and a good sense of self, it starts with you setting the example.