5 Ways to Instill Compassion in Your Children

My Soul 8.10.2014

Raising compassionate children is no small feat these days. Because of the egocentrism of children’s early years combined with the increasingly prevalent messages of selfishness, narcissism, and indifference that popular culture communicates to them, children are not likely to readily learn compassion on their own. This means that you have to make an extra effort to instill … Read More

4 Family Fitness Ideas That Won’t Cost A Fortune

My Soul 15.6.2015

If you want to workout and you have kids, do you pay for daycare, skip it, or give up on the idea you won’t exercise until they’re in college? You don’t have to do any of those! Many places do offer family fitness classes where parents and kids practice yoga or Tae Kwon Do or … Read More

How to Create Healthier Anger in Your Children

My Soul 1.4.2015

Anger often makes us uncomfortable. It’s uncomfortable to witness and uncomfortable to feel. Witnessing your child’s anger can be especially uncomfortable. In order to relieve this feeling, parents will often encourage children to “stop crying” and say things like “it’s nothing to cry about.” It’s moments like these that plant the seeds of unhealthy anger. The … Read More

Beware Of Mommy Instagramming

My Soul 25.3.2014

Super-stylized blogs and Facebook feeds show off picture-perfect snapshots of the joys of parenting. But these high-glam projects are spreading anxiety and discontent. Every morning before her daughter, Leah, went off to school, Samantha pulled out her phone to snap a photo of Leah’s outfit, or her triple French braids, or the from-scratch blueberry buckwheat pancakes Samantha had … Read More