reflections for fathers

It was this part – the idea of being comfortable – that stuck out to me. As I ran, I realized how many of my actions were driven by the conscious or unconscious pursuit of being comfortable.

on marching

To begin, I was scared. Fearful that no matter what my intent, my presence could be misunderstood and my purposes thwarted. That my words were shallow. That my experience, privilege, and perspectives were limited. That I might be viewed as a part of the problem (and maybe that was fair?)

speak up

I am broken. My heart aches. The hurt from oppression and hate are bubbling up to allow for looting and violence that demonstrates the wounds…the deep, deep wounds of so many. I can hardly bear it. I’m reeling. I am reeling from the hurt of my children and family members who are suddenly revealing their…

Becoming the Greatest Generation

Scott Hamilton, Babe Ruth, Mike Tyson, Aaron Judge. All of these athletes have something in common, but it is not what you might think. Marilyn Monroe, Steve Jobs, Kristen Chenoworth, Faith Hill, Eddie Murphy, Anita Baker, and James Brown; they each exemplify celebrity and success and most would call them a pioneer in their field….

Happy Mother’s Day

…setting aside the old normal for this new normal and for rising above in a show of resilience to continue to give care, teach, lead, encourage, nurture, and show love each day.

Developing a wheelhouse of resilience in our children

Why this generation is positioned to be the next #greatestgeneration? Our kids need parents who are trained and equipped more than ever to: 1. Learn and practice TBRI 2. Talk about losses and celebrate gains 3. Invest in the greatest generation Click the photo to watch a video about how to help children to process…

You may not be as bad off as you think you are…

In hindsight feeling overwhelmed in the midst of a pandemic will probably feel rational and completely appropriate. These are scary, traumatic and uncertain times. But for some reason parents are beating themselves up for struggling during this season of suffering and loss. This short video explains why this struggle may actually be a sign that…

Preparation, Distraction, and Substitution.

Recently, Elizabeth Occhipinti sat down with Valerie Peña, OT to discuss strategies for preventing negative outbursts. A video recording of that conversation can be found here: Tool kit strategies for preventing negative outbursts Here is one of the strategies to help prevent meltdowns that I help parents create and use. It can be part of…