In case you didn’t already know, it’s OK to cry. Sometimes, it’s what we need most of all. It’s OK to cry in front of your kids, too, so they learn that grief is a normal, acceptable human emotion. With all the heartache and grief in the world right now, you might have something to […]
All of us have parts. We might have parts that want to avoid unhealthy food and parts that want to eat a cinnamon roll. We might have parts that want to yell at our kids and parts that feel ashamed when we do so. Kids have parts, too. Sometimes, especially in stepfamilies, kids can say
Dr. Esther Perel, a well-known psychologist and a source of inspiration for me, says: “Bending is what we’re called to do when we can’t change our circumstances, when we can only change how we react to them.” This spoke to me deeply. Not only is it an important concept for stepfamilies to embrace, but it’s
There’s someone who has been in my life lately who has taught me some things about myself. The funny thing is, I don’t even like him. He pushes my buttons like few others! To respect his privacy I won’t reveal who he is, but he’s someone who is going to be in my life for a while.