Let’s be clear – what do we really want for our kids?

Cathy Adams Be U: Raising Whole and Courageous Kids, Books, self-aware parenting, Writing 0 Comments

When I ask parents this question, the most common response is:  I just want my kids to be happy. This is great in concept, but what does this really mean? Be honest – what does happiness really mean to you?  Do you want your children to work super hard so they are the smartest in class?  Do you want them to constantly …

Banning Bossy: It’s not about the word, it’s about the conversation

Cathy Adams Books, Personal Reflection, self-aware parenting 2 Comments

People create things based on their own experience. And in Sheryl Sandburg’s experience, “bossy” made her feel wrong or maybe uncomfortable. Obviously it didn’t hold her back, but when people used it with her, the energy must have felt negative or at the very least unbalanced when compared to boys. I have noticed that there are many negative articles and …