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Apr 27, 2021

It's an emotional skill to be present with your child as they experience their emotional waves without trying to rescue them.

The waves are the content of what is happening within the context of discovering who they are in their life, the ocean. The way emotional waves work is they first arise as sensation and feeling,...

Apr 20, 2021

Parenting is a skill-based job on the practical level. We actually have to change the diapers, feed them food, drive them here or there, and we also show our children certain skill sets that will help them along.
It makes sense that we would need emotional skills also and yet where do we learn these?

Apr 13, 2021

Have you heard the term emotional intelligence?
When I was growing up I learned to prize the values of mental intelligence- especially as academic, and even physical intelligence or prowess, and yet was taught very little about emotional intelligence.
Becoming a parent, however, revealed to me that...

Apr 6, 2021

As a parent, are you ever confused by the advice of the 'experts'?
I know I sure was! Even though I was so clear that focusing on my own internal experience was the path for me, I still had this secret hope that somehow my child’s behavior would change. Ha!
On a deep intuitive level, I knew that going inside was...