Going for the Gold – staying dedicated when things get tough

“Know that you will most likely never receive an award or recognition for the most important things you do in life. ” Christina McGhee June 25, 2011 marked the start of the World Summer Games for the Special Olympics. Close to 7,500 athletes from 180 countries gathered in Athens, Greece to not only display their talents…

Helping children cope with addiction and divorce

Following a podcast interview, a parent contacted me with questions about resources for helping children of divorce cope with a parent’s alcohol addiction. Like many parents, this mom worries that her ex’s continual relapses are taking a toll on their kids. She shared that the most important things to her are protecting her children from the…

How divorced parents can help their children survive the holidays

I have yet to meet a parent who isn’t a little stressed when it comes to managing the demands of seasonal events and holiday schedules. Usually this time of year is filled with special school programs, holiday parties, gift exchanges, children’s plays or special celebrations such as Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Christmas, New Years and Boxing Day.…

The Making of a Masterpiece

“If we all did the things we are capable of, 
we would astound ourselves.” Thomas Edison An “attitude of gratitude” has been a value that my husband and I have tried to instill in all of four of our children from the word go.   We do our best to lead by example. Not only are…

Emotionally preparing your kids to head back to school

  During an appearance on Great Day Houston I shared a few ideas with host Debra Duncan on how to get your children emotionally prepared for the upcoming school year. Here’s are some of my top tips for parents. While new experiences can be exciting even the most secure kid may feel a little nervous…