What is our ideal role as parents? What if it isn't what we've been taught? What if it isn't to be the disciplinarian - keeping them in line. Or the one who "molds them into model citizens". What if our ideal role is to be the safe person in a crazy world, that they can count on when they need it? About 10 years ago, I found myself driving a sixteen-year-old daughter of a close friend of mine home after she had been babysitting my kids. Somehow, we got on the conversation of sex... and somehow I ended up asking her if she had had sex yet. She looked at me aghast and said none-too-forcefully, "WHAT? Of course not! As if I'd have sex without talking to my mom first!" "WHAT?????????????????" is what rang in my head!!!!I couldn't believe it. What teenager would EVER talk to their parents about [...]
Being Honest with Our Teens We all want to have great relationships with our kids. But what about our teens? How do we connect with them? One of the biggest problems is that most of the time we are lying to them about the topics that they are struggling with the most - sex, alcohol, peers, drugs, etc. This video is all about how to be honest with them and how to access our own wisdom that we gained through our experiences so that we can help our kids... and so that they feel safe to confide in us so we have a chance of actually helping them through these tough years!
Loving Raising My Children My name is Katrina Bos. I have two children: my son Aaron is 21 and my daughter Taylor is 19. And since the day they were born, they just took my breath away. I know that children are born every day. It's normal. Maybe I'm weird. Maybe I have weird karma. I don't know. But from the moment they were born, I would look at them and I just couldn't believe they were there. I couldn't believe that they were part of my life. It's hard to explain without sounding really corny. But I just have always really appreciated them. Now don't get me wrong. There have been tough times... My son was colicky. He cried nearly non-stop night and day for his first eleven months of life... I'm not saying that I was always so grateful during all those moments... But these are the [...]