Hey friends, I'm trying something new today--rather than writing out my thoughts in a blog, I'm recording my first ever VLOG! Who knows if this is a good or bad idea. I don't remember exactly how to edit, so it is a stream of conscience, and hopefully helpful to someone. UPDATE: my kids said this … Continue reading Dr. Kim Allen’s video: Behavior is a Communication
Hello everyone. I know it has been three years, but I'm back! Want to learn more about family life? Want to talk to a family life coach? Do you care to hear about family science families (and let's be real, your family and my family!), then great. That is what I'll be focusing on here. … Continue reading I’m back!
What is Space Camp like for a unique kid? Awesome!
Our sweet daughter just returned from Space Camp. In fact, she went 30 years after my husband went to there in 1986. It is always somewhat of a risk, both financially and emotionally, to send a child with special needs off to camp. I'm happy to say, this was a big hit! In fact, it was … Continue reading What is Space Camp like for a unique kid? Awesome!
What is Sexual Identity and what should we do with it?
What is sexual identity? I'm so glad you asked because I just received a PDF of the short article I wrote for the The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies. Sexual identity, according to yours truly, "can be defined as a label that helps signify to others who a person is as a sexual being … Continue reading What is Sexual Identity and what should we do with it?
Three years since Sandy Hook…How to Talk with Kids About Violence and Terrorism
Today is the 3rd anniversary of Sandy Hook. I remember when I first heard about the children of Sandy Hook being killed. My heart broke, and the tears rolled and all I wanted to do was watch the TV and read the blogs to better understand what was going on. It was like the car … Continue reading Three years since Sandy Hook…How to Talk with Kids About Violence and Terrorism
How Do I Get My Kid To…. (VIP BLOG)
As part of my job, I get to run a program called VIP, or Very Important Parent Program. As part of VIP, we have started a weekly blog on and about all things parenting. Today is my blog called How Do I Get My Kid To.... This one is all about getting my kid to … Continue reading How Do I Get My Kid To…. (VIP BLOG)
My family is in a funk
I picked up my 14 year-old from the bus stop, something I do on occasion [read: when I am procrastinating getting important work done]. She asked, “how was your day, Mom? Bad. How was yours? What did you say? (she’s clearly not used to that answer) I said it was bad. How was your day? … Continue reading My family is in a funk
Where Have You Gone, Darling Summer?
Summer has come and gone. But what a summer it was! I got to take some vacation time to spend with the girls. Sofia made a list of things she wanted to do, and we made our way through the list as much as possible. Paint an art piece. √ Back to school shopping. √ Mani-Pedi. … Continue reading Where Have You Gone, Darling Summer?
Back to School! Podcast 6
The Allen kids are back in school this week. Unlike times in the past, back to school is changing, especially for college students. The days of going to a brick and mortar school for the first year of college is no longer the only option. Is doing a non-traditional option, such as community college or … Continue reading Back to School! Podcast 6
#MuslimLivesMatter Essay: There is a Muslim in My House
There is no more powerful teaching tool than fostering a deep and meaningful relationship with someone that believes differently.