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Hero

My dearest K on the hardest of days you are my hero, I wanted to write you a letter to tell you some things that I know so deeply and in the busy moments of our days I don’t always …

Swim Meet

As a Parent Coach I work with parents to make positive adjustments that will enhance their relationship with their child(ren).  I almost always blog from the viewpoint of the parent… Yet today I want to blog through the eyes of …

Teacher

When we send our kids to daycare, school, or to an activity, what do we want them to learn?  Why do we send them?  As a parent and a Parent Coach I often ask myself the “whys?”  I send my …

Mornings

It’s early and I stayed up late to work.  Coffee is brewing, I’m making breakfast, there is no milk & I’m packing last minute lunches.  As I slide some peanut butter and honey across the table for the twins, my youngest …

Christmas in Review

Well the holidays are over and it sure was a whirlwind… I feel as though a years worth of activity happened within 3 short weeks.  Christmas went up and came down and now it’s over and everyone asks… how was …

Christmas Wish

It’s December 9th today and the Christmas decorations are resting easy in the garage.  I have yet to buy a single present and i haven’t even made the famous Healey Family Christmas Card.  If you know me well, you know …

Fix My Child

Fix My Child… As a Parent Coach I sometimes get asked why I don’t work with the child to change their behaviour.  In the long haul that would make your job as parents so much easier.  You could call me, …

Society

Has society robbed us of the right to parent?  Have we all essentially heard the message that we don’t know what we are doing?  Consult the experts.  Read the books.  Do as we say, or you will screw them up.  …

Together

Recently someone commented that “I must have it all together,” and it really made me stop and think.  Do I ‘have it all together?’  What does ‘all together’ look like?  It’s obviously much like “beauty is in the eye of …

Equality

A few weeks ago I had a conversation with Jill Bennett on CKNW morning news.  We chatted about the taboo subject of favouring one of your children over another.  Our children are all unique and wonderful beings and we need …

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All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make, the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson