Meditation can help us when our kids act out. It is easy for us to react quickly. But usually our reaction contain in them things that have nothing to do with our kids. We at out of our own past, out of our own hurt feelings and traumas. We need some daylight between our kids acting out, and our own reactions. With that daylight, we can see … [Read more...] about Meditation is Spaciousness
Stepparents don't start with an assumption of attachment with their stepchildren. They have to find other ways to create a connection. Stepparents do this as if they're parents, but only fellow stepparents know what it takes. I've created these videos to help you not to take stepparenting too personally, because that's when we do it best.
Children use the words "I love you" for their parents and that may be confusing for stepparents. In particular when the kids and stepparents clearly love each other. Don't be confused. Kids share their affection gladly and freely. You just have to see them in the ways that they do. I am very curious to hear your reflections on this. I don't know … [Read more...] about I love you — I love you not
I got the first quote not entirely right. Here is the correct one: When the truth changes from your speaking, you know you’ve spoken the truth. It's from Brad Blanton's book Radical Honesty. The second quote is: You don't have to do the work. You just have to have the conversation and let the conversation do the work for you. And that is from … [Read more...] about Have a conversation about stepparenting
I hope that you enjoy this video. I have created a series of these. When you sign up below you will receive these. Not all of them will speak to you, possibly, but several of them will. [convertkit form=4868296] In the mean time, if you seek support as a stepparent, don't hesitate to contact me right away. I look forward to figuring out how we … [Read more...] about Stepparent