When I was a child, my mom told me that I could be anything that I wanted to be when I grew up.  When I finally did grow up, I wondered why I doubted it.
I was never quite confident enough in my ability to ‘do anything that I wanted’ because of the foundation upon which [...]

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Even grown-ups need to separate themselves from the rest of the population now and then.  It may often be just the people in your own home that you require some separation from.  Who decided it was a punishment?!
“Time-out” is such a broad concept.  Parents and caretakers often use time-outs as a method in correcting a [...]

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The whole purpose of parenting is to raise another adult.  We teach our children how to use their inherent abilities so they will grow up to become responsible adults who are confident in their creative power.
As new arrivals on the planet, babies are required to entrust their power to grown-ups who can keep them safe.  [...]

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If you are a parent of a young child don’t let a parent of a teenager scare you.
When the Bean children were much younger I received a fair share of unsolicited advice.  I recall many instances when I would hear a more experienced parent describe the unpleasant nature of having to deal with one of [...]

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