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"Slow": The New Cuss Word.
A Series of Poems for Prayers: #4 Teach me to Listen
A Series of Poems for Prayers: #3 Come, Light! (a confession of sorts)
God with Us
Learning to Listen
Lessons from a Goldendoodle
TO the parents of little ones, wisdom From the parents of big ones: BE INTENTIONAL!
I have been working with teenagers and their families for over 20 years! The adolescent stage is the whitewater rafting ride of...
A REAL Life...(what childhood once was and still should be).
I have been neglecting my blog. In days with lots of words, opinions blasted every which way, I have felt highly unmotivated to post...
"My Teenager Makes Me Feel Crazy!" Session #6: The Surprising Power of Naming Family
Every company, church, school, and non-profit drifts from their intended purpose. We draw up mission statements to keep us on track....
"My Teenager Makes Me Feel Crazy!" Session #5: Overcoming hidden paralysis in parenting
I have witnessed paralyzing fear build walls between parents and kids. My guess is that if any adult sat down with a piece of paper and a...
"My Teenager Makes me Feel Crazy!" Session #3: Caught in the middle of your teenager’s need for...
Here we go parents! Session #3 will normalize your life! Every parent of teenagers is facing this. The push and pull with your kids is...
The Loneliness Epidemic: back to the basics of Friendship 101.
In March of 2018 Psychology Today featured a cover story on the topic of loneliness. “A problem of epidemic proportions,” they claim....
Are you an avoider?? It's time to plow.
Forgive me for so many weeks off from blogging! The Jersey Shore held me hostage... The right side of my brain is like an overgrown...
Four Essentials: Raising a Well-Developed Child, Part 2...Nature and Quiet Space
I have worked with teenagers, children and families for the last 20 years. One of my conclusions: living a life of purpose, wholeness and...
4 Essentials: Raising a Well-Developed Child.
Part one: Chores and Family Time That awful insecurity still rises up in me now and then. It's ugly. My mid-forties, how is this...
Article from Charlotte Parent- "Put Some Trust in Family Dinner: Taking time to have meals toge
BY DAWN POULTERER-WOODS September 18, 2018 The over-scheduled, technology drenched life is killing us. It chokes out quiet, it chokes out...