Cathy Cassani Adams
Contributor and Blogger
Cathy Cassani Adams is searching for greater meaning and higher purpose. To find answers she has taken many different paths, from the aisles of the self help section to the workshops of educators and gurus, to her past experience as a clinical educator and child and family therapist at Children's Memorial Hospital, to her current work as a PCI Certified Parent Coach and yoga instructor. But her greatest lessons come from her three beautiful daughters, ages 6, 5, and 2. They demonstrate what it means to be present, enjoy the moments, and live a truly authentic life. Her parenting experiences led to her first book, "The Self-Aware Parent: 19 Lessons for Growing with Your Children." Cathy lives with her family in Elmhurst and she can be found at www.cathycassaniadams.com.
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Help your kids by talking less, accepting more
December 5, 2013
Kids want to know that you are present when they feel overwhelmed, but set aside your urge to teach.
Advice to use this month: Help your kids practice bravery
October 28, 2013
What is bravery? Most people might say it means not feeling fear, but Cathy Cassani Adams says it is so much more than that. Why knowing this matters.
The essential skills all children need to be successful
September 25, 2013
Parents need to expose kids to listening, compassion and self-respect in order to help them be successful in life.
Why mean words are not just sticks and stones
July 22, 2013
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?
What to do when your kids say they're bored
July 8, 2013
We're halfway through summer vacation, which means no parent is a stranger to the phrase "I'm bored". Here's how to respond.
Why you should encourage your kids to express their emotions
June 24, 2013
We naturally have emotional experiences, so why numb them? Kids and parents should always have permission to feel.
Practice makes perfect when dealing with kids' emotions
May 6, 2013
To better help your kids deal with anger, frustration and disappointment, take time to practice finding an inner peace.
The best ways to praise your child for a job well done
April 15, 2013
Sometimes there are better ways to praise your child's accomplishments than "I'm proud of you."
Be yourself with or without the kids around
February 26, 2013
Instead of your dividing your day into your different "roles", concentrate on just being yourself.
Why you should hug your child today
February 18, 2013
They might squirm and resist at first, but a hug means more than just an embrace for you and your child.