It’s okay to have already said Goodbye

It's okay to have already said goodbye. Death and Mourning via @MissLori

My high school drama teacher died last month. Mrs Gensler was one of the few people who helped lay the foundation that made my theatre future possible. She breathed life into me for my four years of high school. She protected me. She was my surrogate mother. And then she wasn’t. [Read more…]

8 Things sports parents can do to help kids cope with a loss

 

#SportsparentZ Help Kids Cope After Losing a Game via @MissLori

If your child plays sports then hopefully they are familiar with winning, but they also need to understand losing. Just ask the Cleveland Indians. [Read more…]

Don’t Believe the Hype, Parents and Teens Can Talk To Each Other

parents and teens can talk to each other via @MissLori

I graduated my first born and sent him off to Prep School this year. Before I sent him on his way though I asked him for an exit interview about my parenting. No, seriously, I actually asked. [Read more…]

Drop It! Your Kids Counted Every Piece of Their Halloween Candy

DROP IT, Your Kids Counted Every Piece via @MissLori

It’s the first of November. Yeah, it always sneaks up on me too. I blame Halloween. I get so caught up in the hoopla that I forget it is actually the end of the month. The curtain falling on All Hallow’s Eve puts us in the last inning of the year, so November 1st is often very sobering, not to mention a serious come down from an epic sugar high. Oh, but once you get that taste it’s so hard to stop. No, I’m not talking about your kids’, I am talking about you; Parents, aka Candy Snatchers. [Read more…]

Our Sorry Behavior Got Us Here, Now What

sorry does not cut it via @MissLoriI was paging through my old blog posts today looking for… I don’t even know what exactly; direction deeper meaning? Like so many people, I am feeling dazed and confused by the place our society is in, (Read the election, shootings, divisive social posts, broken education, locker room talk). This quicksand of hate and ignorance and.. you know, honestly, I don’t think words exist to accurately describe it.

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