Entries by Lisa Strong

Establishing Self Worth

Establishing Self Worth How do we measure our self worth? We all want our children to have a strong self worth that is grounded intrinsically but this is not always the case. When I was a child, many years ago, the term unconditional love was very popular. This meant to love someone not because they […]

Are You Intentional About Your Life Direction?

Are You Intentional About Your Life Direction? Do you take time to reflect on your life and see if you are where you want to be? You could call this “checking in with yourself”. Some people take time daily to quiet themselves and pray or meditate or just reflect. This can help us prioritize what is important in […]

Protecting Mind and Body

As I watch young moms in my community I see many of them being hyper vigilant in the protecting of their children from harmful foods, chemicals, environmental toxins and anything that can harm their physical body. They are making their own baby food from organic vegetables, blending produce purchased at the farmers market.  Some parents […]

How To Unplug

How to Unplug. Our children feel like they have to be continually connected to their friends through their phone and social media. There is a strong drive and perceived need in them to stay connected. Teaching our children to handle this temptation in a healthy way can be a challenge for parents. Home should be […]

Respect

Respect We all want our children to show us respect but what does that really mean? Respect is defined as “to admire someone as a result of their abilities, qualities or achievements”. You may feel like your children do not respect you especially in the teen years when they have their own ideas and are […]

Don’t Mess With Tradition

Holidays like Easter which was just last week can bring memories of family gatherings, traditions and celebration. Each family has their own unique family rituals and traditions which you may or may not look forward to. For a child growing up they come to expect certain things on these special days. Easter for my family […]

Family is a Give and Take

A family functions best when everyone contributes. We all can play a part. It is clear that mom and dad have bigger parts when the child is young but even a toddler can learn to contribute to the function of the family. As a child gets older they can be responsible to contribute more and […]

Mama-bear Parenting

Are You a Mama-Bear? Have you heard the expression “Momma-bear”? Well according to the Urban dictionary It means “ a wonderful mother who is protective, but in a good way. She acts like a mother bear in all senses of the word; caring, protective, helpful, loving, powerful, strong, a refuge of sorts.’  This sounds like a […]

Grandma Was On to Something

Grandma Was On To Something Building character, you don’t hear many people talk about this these days, it sounds like something my grandmother would have said. As a parent, building character in your child is one of your primary challenges and responsibilities. What exactly does that mean? What is character?  Oxford dictionary defines character as; […]