The Self-Aware Parent

Chicago mom: Notice what is here. Appreciate what you have.

It takes a headache that lands her in bed for Cathy Adams to realize she needs to stop being so hard on herself and appreciate what she has and what she's done. Read...

 

Chicago mom asks: Are your kids really ungrateful?

Fed up with the kids' less-than-grateful response or complaints about the efforts you put in to make them happy? Cathy has a few thoughts to share. Read...

 

Parenting means rethinking relaxation

Gone are the lazy days when you could nap when you wanted or chill in front of the TV. Even though the little ones in your life need the majority of your time and attention, don't put relaxation on the back burner. Read...

 

The most important relationship tool for Chicago parents: Self love

Your choice to put yourself last only decreases what you have to give to your children, partner and friends so make this the month you really start loving yourself. Read...

 

How to have a relationship with your child as they grow

As much as we might wish our babies would stay babies, they do have to grow up. Making sure your relationship evolves and grows with them. Read...

 

Help your kids by talking less, accepting more

Kids want to know that you are present when they feel overwhelmed, but set aside your urge to teach. Read...

 

Why mean words are not just sticks and stones

As children grow up, they are told that words are just sticks and stones. Is it realistic to tell a child that words don't mean anything? Read...

 

What to do when your kids say they're bored

We're halfway through summer vacation, which means no parent is a stranger to the phrase "I'm bored". Here's how to respond.  Read...

 

Why you should encourage your kids to express their emotions

We naturally have emotional experiences, so why numb them? Kids and parents should always have permission to feel. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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