Teaching our kids about consent requires us to first teach them empathy, the ability to see life from someone else’s perspective and show compassion.
Love is not a feeling in your chest; it is bending down to wash another’s feet.
“While the path you’re on might not be clear right now, there is so much more life and love in front of you. One step in front of the other, I’m sure you’ll find your way. And women like me who have walked this same road are standing on the sidelines cheering you on.”
“Time is up for ignoring the fact that our children are going to have sex one day. Time is up for believing that ‘boys will be boys.’ Time is up for crossing our fingers and hoping our kids make the right decisions in their relationships instead of walking through those relationships with them intentionally. Time is up for teaching behavior modification and ignoring the state of our children’s hearts.”
Several years ago at one of my former schools, a man in a position of authority over me reached under my skirt and touched me inappropriately between my legs over my tights as he walked by me in the hallway. By the time it was over, only a millisecond had passed. I will never forget the flood of emotions that washed over me in … Read More A New Day Is On the Horizon
This week’s letter is from a parent struggling with her child’s transition from childhood to adulthood. Raising kids is hard, holy work. Lots of parents love their kids, but love is not enough. In order to be a great parent, you must be willing to do difficult things to help your children grow. Read on for more!
Wellness is a state of body. Health is a state of being. – J. Stanford
Embrace and love all of yourself – past, present and future. Forgive yourself quickly and as often as necessary. – Melody Beattie