Blog Category: change

November 30, 2016
Habit #10 – Patience and Acceptance

The WISE family fosters a sense of patience and acceptance of others.  Our family has some pretty dramatically differing views of lots of […]

November 16, 2016
Virginia Girls’ Summit 2016 was a great success!

The 2016 Virginia Girls’ Summit, powered by She Rocks the World, was a great success this past Saturday, November 12th! I had the […]

November 9, 2016
Habit #8 – Order over Chaos

The Wise family projects an attitude of order rather than chaos – both physically and emotionally. Someone is in charge, everyone knows it, […]

October 26, 2016
Habit #6 – Family Responsibilities

The healthy family shares family responsibilities.  Parents often want to make this difficult by creating complex charts and graphs of who does what […]

October 24, 2016
How to Teach Kids to Be Respectful

By Guest Contributor – Rachel Bailey, M.A., CPDPE As you may recall, one of the 12 habits of a “WISE Family” is for […]

October 19, 2016
Habit #5 – Independent Children

Wise families expect and support independence in the children in the family. Sometimes don’t you just wish your little ones could make their […]

October 12, 2016
Habit #4 – Speak Respectfully

Wise families talk to each other in ways that show respect and are clear and direct.  Back talk – smart mouth – sassing […]

October 5, 2016
Habit #3 – Being Together

Healthy families take the time to do things together.  Back in the day, parents were told that time with kids was ALWAYS quality […]

September 28, 2016
Habit #2 – Adult Relationships

Healthy families work to have a strong relationship between the adult caregivers.   I am well aware that families come in all shapes and […]

September 23, 2016
How To Be Consistent, Even When You’re Exhausted

By Guest Contributor – Rachel Bailey, M.A., CPDPE     You’ve probably heard that being consistent with your children, or doing what you […]

September 21, 2016
12 Habits of a WISE Family – Habit #1

Wise families thrive on commitment.  I know…sometimes you wish your family members were committed – somewhere safe and padded.  But seriously, commitment is […]

September 14, 2016
Exciting News!! The WISE Family practice is growing!

  September is here and, although the days are still warm, everything is starting to change! At The Wise Family we know all […]