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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Teaching your children that they belong
February 2, 2012
Instead of “knowing” their place in the world your children will look to you for their place in the world. And then when you aren’t available, they will look to others for their place in the world. And when others are quiet or unkind, they will believe they don’t have a place in the world.
4 steps to strengthen your relationship with your kids
January 24, 2012
Creating a meaningful relationship with your children is not another item for your to-do list. So much of how your children feel about themselves is based on their relationship with you.
Letting your child be unhappy
January 8, 2012
This is a key to emotional health. This is a key to your family’s emotional well being. This is a key to having your children accept all parts of themselves, even the parts that aren’t so pretty and we all try to pretend we don’t have.
I guess I'll work it out
January 2, 2012
Life can only be dealt with one moment at a time. I cannot deal with the worries or scenarios in my head because they are not real. I can only be here making moment to moment choices.
Shine in 2012
December 19, 2011
Are you ready to be yourself? 2012 is your year.
Give up the chaos and live in the moment
December 9, 2011
Chaos was not given to me, chaos did not happen - I had created it. I was choosing to be in chaos. I was choosing to do all these things simultaneously; I was choosing to feel this way.
Bringing kids to movies
December 2, 2011
Listening to a little baby cry in a movie like this gave me a headache. It hurt even more because the parent was telling the baby to calm down instead of leaving the theater...how could this sensitive little being ever feel relaxed or content in such a situation?
Carrying negative emotion?
November 21, 2011
The truck to the left of me believed it was his turn and he almost hit the side of my car. And so the stories in my head began to swirl…It was my turn! I have 3 little girls in this car! What if he hit me! How dare he yell at me! It's his fault not mine!
What am I thankful for this year?
November 20, 2011
Cathy Cassani Adams is grateful for...being grateful.
Reflections on Penn State: Opening up communication in the home so kids feel safe
November 12, 2011
The Penn State story of abuse, secrets and lies is unfathomable, and naturally, this makes parents concerned about their own children and their ability to keep them safe. It isn’t helpful to live in fear or become untrusting, but we can take this opportunity to become more conscious of our parenting.