Today’s Academic Growth vs. Emotional Growth

When the first shelter in place order was issued here in the Bay Area, we were told it was for 3 weeks. Now it has been extended for another 4 weeks. And while the good news is that our efforts to stay home are indeed flattening the curve locally, it is very likely...

The Gift of Time

Day 7 of the shelter in place order, and I’m taking a day off from walking outside. Yesterday I walked 5 miles at Shoreline Park, and this walk, on his first day at home, my husband Rich was able to join me. As he prepares to go to work in the Stanford ICU on Monday,...

Some Thoughts on the Coronavirus Pandemic

When I finished with my last client yesterday, I came home and plan to stay here for the weekend. I’ve been following the advice to wash my hands often for 20 seconds each time, don’t shake hands with anyone, stand 6 feet apart from people, and avoid...

The Value of Consequences

I’m driving on the freeway and I see the same rule posted every few feet: 65 MPH. It is posted often so every driver sees and knows the rule. Every driver also understands the consequence for breaking the rule: a speeding ticket complete with loss of time and...
11 Steps to Calmer Parenting

11 Steps to Calmer Parenting

Parenting is the toughest job in the world, but also the most rewarding. The days are long, but the years are short. So how we approach each day makes a huge difference in how we feel. Remaining calm is good for our own mental health but also a wonderful lesson to our...