Every parent wishes that their children will have all of their dreams come true. Pursuing meaningful goals that reflect our purpose plays an important role in developing and maintaining a happy life. Achieving our dreams ultimately makes us happier emotionally and more satisfied with our lives.
Can we go to the library play room and do a puppet show?” my six-year-old daughter asked. “Sure. Do you remember when we used to come here for story time in the morning before you went to afternoon Kindergarten?” “Yes, with Miss Carol! It was so much fun.”
Here comes the holidays barreling down the calendar track. Are you frantic, checking an endless litany of musts off your overloaded holiday to-do list each day? Even if you feel great about the approaching holidays, and are mostly on top of all of the extra tasks that come with them, you can still hit your limit now and then.
If 10 parents were asked about how much added sugar their child consumes each day,there’s a good chance that at least 9 of them will have no clue or will underestimate it. In fact, research published in the International Journal of Obesity reported that 92 percent of the parents surveyed in the study underestimated the added sugar content in foods and beverages.
“I’m bored,” my 11-year-old daughter grumbled as she collapsed on to the couch. It was a rare unscheduled moment in her life. I cringed as I recalled what can occur when she has a spontaneous second. At the age of three, I assumed she was quietly playing with her toys only to discover the entire wall was covered with a new crayon drawn mural.