Archive - November 2015

My Vintage ‘Secret’ For Letting Go Of Your Children

Have you noticed this popular line people use on interviews,  memoirs, and blog posts to describe their upbringing? If they’re the lucky ones, it’s  “My parents were always there for me”. Now, especially if these writes were born before, say, 1992, you should take what they say with a grain of salt. Not that I doubt that if they said so, their mother indeed made herself available as much as she could. And I’m aware, of course, that these words are about the constant reassurance and support parents give their children, which is absolutely beautiful and desirable. But there were[…]

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How Byron Katie’s Rule Saves Me From Neglecting My Kids

Just recently I’d completed 2 weeks of feeding my neighbor’s cat and watering her plants while she was on a trip to Europe. It wasn’t a simple matter; after all, I’m the woman who gave up on growing anything other than my children in my small city home. I learned early on that I can either raise kids or plants, because (experience, experience) one of them is prone to get totally neglected. I’m also the mother who has yet to figure out how to shop for her children’s winter boots and coats before they come home soaking wet. So why[…]

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The Conventional Parenting Model vs. UpsideDown Parenting

On today’s UpsideDown Parenting interview episode, show host Mollie Livingstone of the Voice of Israel says it best: “This [UpsideDown Parenting] isn’t so much about parenting, it’s about being YOURSELF;  this isn’t parenting advice—these are insights for finding yourself.” So what topics do we cover in this interview? * When you can’t change your child, what else you can do? * What makes the a parent’s challenges so different than “everyone else’s” challenges? * How’s UP different than the conventional parenting model? * The ONE cause of every frustration we feel in parenting (and in life) * How to boil[…]

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