• Health,  Podcast

    Emotions Your Child May Be Experiencing at the Dinner Table

    Have you ever thought about the kinds of emotions that your child may experience at the dinner table? For some children, meal time with the family is a happy and enriching experience. However, for many children, meal time triggers feelings of pressure, guilt, shame, and even fear. Pressure Children may experience internal or external pressure to eat certain foods and not eat other foods. Children may experience pressure regarding what they eat or how much they eat. My grandmother was raised during the Great Depression, so she emphasized the importance of finishing every crumb of food on your plate. To not eat everything on your plate was viewed as disrespectful,…

  • Education,  Parenting,  Podcast

    15 Ways to Release BIG Emotions

    One of the most challenging aspects of parenting is learning to deal with our children’s BIG emotions – and our own. Oftentimes, we label emotions as “bad” or negative – like anger or sadness. But we need to remember that BIG emotions are not BAD emotions. Perhaps you were punished for expressing a BIG emotion as a child, so you learned to suppress those emotions now as an adult. Perhaps you only saw people around you expressing BIG emotions in unhealthy, destructive, or even violent ways – like yelling, cursing, insulting, isolating, threatening, breaking things, punching things or even people. Perhaps you find yourself expressing your BIG emotions in those…