Do your kids love to dance, or play sports, or be artistic at home? Do you keep insisting that they need to take a class?  We all want what is “best” for our kids, and that often means getting them into the “best” class with the “best” teacher at the “best” facility  The intention is based in love, but what if your kid doesn’t want to take a class? Maybe he/she just wants to enjoy the creative process without being told what to do.

We can always offer a class or opportunity for growth, but our kids know when they are ready to know more, and sometimes they don’t need as much guidance as we think they do. A few examples are Ballerina Mindy Copeland who didn’t start dancing until she was 13, and Saturday Night Live comedians Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig who didn’t start their life in comedy until their early 20’s

We also answer two questions from our listeners – one who’s husband is displeased with his work and allows his feelings to affect the family, and the other is a mom who feels that time-outs are helping her son – she questions herself after listening to last week’s podcast on time-outs.

We invite you to attend a live webinar with us titled How is your Child Sleeping? The discussion revolves around assessing your child’s sleep behavior and the effects on overall development.  Register by clicking here.  $15.00 to register

Other Resources

Shameless plug for Cathy’s sister’s S.O.S. Pads campaign- Who knew?

If you think there are times when we put too much educational pressure on our children, then check this out! Be U, Inc and Bethel Learning Center are sponsoring a FREE screening of Replace the Race followed by a discussion on October 8th @ 7:00 PM Click the link below to reserve your seat.

Todd co-facilitates The Tribe and is now accepting applications for his 2015 retreat.  Highlights of last years retreat can be found here.

Click the following links to purchase Cathy’s books The Self-Aware Parent Part 1  & and Part 2

Click here to find her blog, and click here to find her Chicago Parent column.

Todd has a few spots opening for his Men’s Group.  Email me @

Tree of Life Chiropractic Care have some interesting workshops planned.  An outline can be found here.

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