Posts tagged "feelings"

Raising Emotionally Intelligent Boys: Why we need to let our sons feel

My oldest is entering 5th grade next fall, and to me, this is a life milestone, a teetering between childhood and preadolescence.  5th grade is an ideal time to focus on self understanding, emotional expression, body image, and stress reduction (basically everything that we adults are still working on).  These discussions are essential as peers... Read more »

What are you sharing today?

Does it feel easier to be negative sometimes?  Or maybe more normal? It seems more socially acceptable to share all of our problems rather than our joys. Or maybe it feels more comfortable to talk about difficulty rather than awesomeness. Maybe it helps us fit in? Maybe it’s a habit? Not to say that it... Read more »

The comment that makes me cringe

Girls are mean. It makes me cringe because it’s not true. A girl can be mean, but collectively, girls are not mean. And the more we say girls are mean, the more these words stick to the walls, stick in our minds, and then inevitably, they cause a collective belief system. These words can influence. ... Read more »