Tag: self-parenting

  • Whether to Reward for Actions or For Our Love of Them

    Whether to Reward for Actions or For Our Love of Them

    A discussion arose between me and another member of my family about how to reward children and, perhaps, people in general. He contended that people should be rewarded for their efforts. And I stand for the idea that people should be rewarded for their character out of love. Many people are currently rotten parents to […]

  • Recovering Younger Parts of Me

    Recovering Younger Parts of Me

    Back when my therapist suggested I had different parts I needed to consider healing, I thought she was nuts. I wasn’t a schizophrenic. But then I began to understand that my inner child had been tantrumming because she wasn’t being allowed to create. And I conceded that maybe I did have different parts to me […]

  • Parenting Keeps Improving Me Despite Myself

    Parenting Keeps Improving Me Despite Myself

    There are days with these junior people that are trying as in, I’m trying not to be irritated or sarcastic because I’m tired and so are they apparently and nothing good can probably come of our interaction. Mornings when I can not wait until Fiona has gotten on the bus so I can sigh for […]

  • Seven Methods to Help Develop Self-Trust

    Seven Methods to Help Develop Self-Trust

    I believe that the key to vanquishing our anxieties is in developing our self-trust. We are fearful of everything as long as we don’t think we have what it takes to make the decisions we need to make daily. We have trip anxiety and agoraphobia because we fear we can’t handle what’s next, even if […]

  • Does “Self-respecting” Describe the Parent and Self-parent You Are?

    Does “Self-respecting” Describe the Parent and Self-parent You Are?

    My daughter is just starting elementary school now in Pre-K. I am again besieged by notifications and permission slips galore just like back when Eamon was in Kindergarten and there was “homework”. See my recent repost of my piece Kindergarten Homework here. All sorts of good intentions being bantered back and forth between educator and […]

  • Self-Trust Was My Parenting Game-Breaker

    Self-Trust Was My Parenting Game-Breaker

    For the majority of my life I was lacking in self-trust.  I didn’t believe me when I said I was going to do something. Just below the surface, I was pretty sure I’d fail myself, and so eventually I did. Do unto yourself as others have done unto you. Enter child #1 into my world […]