teaching kindness

Can kindness be taught?

  Can kindness be taught?  I’m not sure, but I’m sure trying to find out. “Use your manners!” I call out with a sing-songy voice, checking the box on doing the right thing to raise my kids to be good human beings. But is that enough?  I don’t think so. Sometimes, no matter how great …

Raising boys in the me too era

Raising boys in the “me too” era: How to best prepare your sons for the road ahead of them

In today’s “me-too” era where awareness and implications of words and actions seems more serious than ever, Mothers of Boys have a lot to think about.  In my recent M.O.B. Truths survey, approximately half of the respondents said they are trying to instill respect and values early on in their sons, while the other half …

Lessons My Kids Learned Without Me Teaching Them

Lessons My Kids Learned Without Me Teaching Them: They don’t always listen, but they hear me. I’ve been away on a business trip for four days.  You’d think it’s a mix of hard work, nice dinners and good, uninterrupted sleep.  It’s a little of that (no real good sleep, thanks to a strong body clock and …