Susan’s Sharings

What Does it Mean to be “Smart”​​​​?

What Does it Mean to be “Smart”​​​​?

When most of us think of a genius, we picture somebody who wears pocket protectors, gets straight A’s in school, and is wildly successful in some entrepreneurial endeavor that we wish we’d thought if only we were...a genius! Kids who get into Harvard are geniuses....

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Is it Okay That I Don’t Always Like My Kids?

Is it Okay That I Don’t Always Like My Kids?

Question: I feel a lot of shame saying this, but I have a dirty little secret. Sometimes I don’t like my kids. I love them, but there are times when I just want to be left alone. In many ways I had to parent my mother, and I feel resentful that I always have to be...

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Husband Says Son Misbehaves Because Wife Doesn’t Punish

Husband Says Son Misbehaves Because Wife Doesn’t Punish

I have a 4-and-a-half-year-old son. All our relatives live back in my home country. My husband doesn't contribute much to raising the child. Even at home he is spending most of his time with his laptop. The problem is that my son hits and throws things when he is...

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9 Tips for Reducing Parenting Stress

9 Tips for Reducing Parenting Stress

I have 2 kids -- 6 1/2 and 5 years old. My husband works long hours and I am alone with them most of the time. It seems like all I do is scream and yell, because my stress level is so high. Money is short and I'm tired all the time. When something breaks down --...

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5 Tips for Reducing School Anxiety

My daughter is an anxious and shy child, but by third grade, I would have thought she would be over her school anxiety. She isn't. We are just starting the second week of school and so far she has had a meltdown every single morning. Last year it took almost six weeks...

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It’s a Chore to Get My Daughter to Do Chores!

It’s a Chore to Get My Daughter to Do Chores!

Just as adults tend to put off unpleasant tasks, most children don’t like chores and will do whatever they can to squirm out of having to do them. While there are ways to make them a bit more fun, it’s wise to recognize that your child isn’t naughty for not wanting to do chores; she’s normal.

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Helping Children Through Emotional Storms

Helping Children Through Emotional Storms

I've been thinking a lot about the emotional storms that descend upon our children, creating upheaval and chaos for everyone in the family.     Their upsets can seem so illogical. "I HAVE TO HAVE THE BLUE CUP!" or "MATH IS STUPID STUPID STUPID AND I'M QUITTING...

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After Losing Our Home in the Fires

A few days ago we were finally allowed to see our home of 26 years after the Woolsey wildfire took it down. The experience was surreal. Crunch, crunch, crunch. Glass, wood, metal. Sky where a roof should be. Crumpled ball of melted curtains. Tangles of metal that...

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9 Tips for Managing Stress

9 Tips for Managing Stress

I have 2 kids -- 6 1/2 and 5 years old. My husband works long hours and I am alone with them most of the time. It seems like all I do is scream and yell, because my stress level is so high. Money is short and I'm tired all the time. When something breaks down --...

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