• Emotional Intelligence,  Parenting

    How to Raise Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

    Last Saturday I spent the day with a 6-year old while my son went to a sleepover and my husband was out of town. We went to a festival in the city and then came home for an evening together which included sushi, painting fingernails, popcorn, and a short TV show. Now, I’m NOT a big TV person. It’s just not my thing however since I didn’t pick up a movie I decided we could watch one show. We scroll through Netflix and finally agree on a cooking show. It was one of the shows where they find the WORSE COOKS in America. In this particular show, each contestant gets…

  • Parenting

    Why Your ‘WHY?’ matters

    “Why do I have to put the dishes in the dishwasher?” “Why do I have to take a bath?” “Why do I have to be home at curfew?” The list goes on and on… If you have a child, you get it. Your child is constantly asking you “Why?” as they navigate and figure out the world around them. Now, on the flipside, have you ever asked yourself “Why?” “Why do I ask my kids to pick up toys before dinner?” “Why did I buy that new car?” “Why do I yell when my kids don’t listen?” Have you ever thought about your “WHY?” What if I told you it’s…