Kids operate at a different speed than adults. Typically the opposite speed. If you are in a rush, kids slip into slow motion mode. If you are taking it easy kids will demand playing a high-energy game. These differing perceptions of the space-time continuum can often lead to conflict. It certainly does for me. I need to learn to stop rushing kids through the day. Continue reading →
Today is a day when we in Canada when we are supposed to have a national discussion about mental health – sponsored by our biggest telecom, Bell Canada. I am no expert on mental health generally or living with anxiety specifically. I can say supportive things like I understand and listen, but I have never experienced any significant mental health challenges myself and do not truly understand what it is like to have a mental health issue.
My wife Laura on the other hand lives with and within anxiety. It comes and goes in terms of intensity, but it is always there. So I asked her if she would like to take this space today to write and share her reality. I am grateful that she accepted and has shared below. Continue reading →
A while ago I wrote about resilience and wrestling with questions about how I could help my children to develop resilience. Since I wrote that post I have been doing some reading. I generally don’t read much parenting advice because I don’t find it particularly helpful. Either I disagree with the recommendations or they are in direct opposition to the last piece of advice I read. Our kids are still alive so I think we are doing an ok job so far… Continue reading →