Can Peaceful Parenting End the ‘Mean Girls’ Epidemic?

Tiffany, her friend Zoe and I recently went to the UK to visit my mother in England. I had a speaking engagement in Scotland, so it was a great time to go on a trip and explore Europe. It was a marvelous adventure. We have never brought a friend with us before to see my mom, so to bring Tiff's friend, was so much fun because we got to … [Read more...]

Practice What You Peacefully Preach

We have been conditioned by society to obey our masters and answer questions when asked. However, as free-thinking individuals practicing peaceful parenting, we should never do this. Unless we are inspired to connect and share, we owe no one an explanation for the choices in our lives. In this essay, I offer you a perspective that you may … [Read more...]

Cultivating Self-Love for Youth and Vitality

Once a week or so, I take a day to recharge and go inward. I am a highly sensitive, empathic individual and without a regular mindful practice of self-care, I can easily get out of balance. I have people message me with questions about how I maintain my energy of, "youth and vitality". (which is funny to me that people even look at me in … [Read more...]

My Daughter is Vaping

My almost sixteen year old daughter, Tiffany has connected with a new, local group of friends. She was introduced to them by the girl who I wrote about in my last blog entry, Returning Home to a Teen Runaway. Prior to coming together with this group, her friends primarily lived in New York. For years, We've brought Tiffany to and from New … [Read more...]

What Really Spoils Children

When you give to your children abundantly, from a place of pure love, they learn generosity, love and kindness. When you give to your children from a place of guilt, shame or fear, children learn to buy "love". This is why people think that giving to children will "spoil" them. When a parent doesn't know how to give love freely, they use … [Read more...]