Blog Category: encourage

June 8, 2016
It’s bedtime! Are you ready for the battle?

Bedtime battles are pretty common for toddlers and even pre-teens. What are some of your challenges? Are tantrums a commonplace at bedtime? Or […]

June 2, 2016
How to Be Proud without Poisoning the Process

It’s that time of year – GRADUATION!  And a time of pride for teens, young adults and parents around the country.  And although […]

May 27, 2016
Happy Memorial Day!

The Wise Family wishes you and your loved ones a happy, fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend! This Memorial Day Weekend, take a […]

May 18, 2016
Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month so we decided that we should jump in here with some “awareness”!  We’ve been playing so much […]

May 11, 2016
The Very-Important Importance of Playing

As I mentioned last week, I recently finished a great book called, The Importance of Being Little by Erika Christakis.  And the Important […]

May 4, 2016
The Importance of Play

Recently, I was driving to my daughter’s softball game and turned on NPR.  The conversation was with Erika Christakis, the author of the […]

April 27, 2016
The Four Agreements for Middle School Girls Part 4

By Guest Contributor – Christina Henderson Here is the last of this four-part series applying The Four Agreements to middle school girls. I’ve […]

April 20, 2016
The Four Agreements for Middle School Girls – Part 3

By Guest Contributor – Christina Henderson Welcome to part 3 of my 4 part series breaking down The Four Agreements for middle school […]

April 13, 2016
The Four Agreements for Middle School Girls – Part 2

By Guest Contributor – Christina Henderson Last week I started a four part series applying the principles of The Four Agreements to middle school […]

April 6, 2016
The Four Agreements for Middle School Girls – Part 1

By Guest Contributor – Christina Henderson Several years ago my former clinical supervisor recommended Don Miguel Ruiz’s book The Four Agreements. “It changed […]

March 30, 2016
Are you an expert at dealing with tantrums?

How well do you handle tantrums? Whether you have littles, middles or bigs, tantrums and HUGE reactions are not uncommon territory!  The idea […]

March 9, 2016
Spring is almost here! Does anyone else have Spring Fever?!?!

“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke   Can you believe that St. Patty’s Day […]

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