Let Them Make Mistakes!

March 16th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope   I don’t know where we picked up this idea as parents that we should ensure our children remain protected from all suffering.  How will they develop resilience if life is all unicorns and rainbows? I know that many of us had challenging childhoods, and so it is normal to want to […]

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3 Tips for Helping Your Daughter Navigate the “Mean Girls” Mentality with Ease

February 11th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope There are few things more painful to a parent than seeing your beautiful daughter struggle to fit in with other girls.  You can feel helpless as you see her watching from the sidelines while other girls are smiling, laughing, and talking together. The scary thing is that when your daughter feels so […]

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Squash Sibling Squabbles in Three Simple Steps

January 28th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope One of the questions I frequently get is “how do I get my kids to stop fighting?” I think every parent with multiple kids will from time to time feel like all your kids ever do is fight. While siblings have the benefit of a built-in playmate, the sibling relationship comes with […]

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Butting heads with your kids? Here’s what to do….

November 12th, 2012Posted by ishineadmin

We all experience these moments. Periods where it seems like no matter what you say or do, your child resists, pushes back, pushes buttons, gets angry, etc. And when these situations occur, they can elevate into all out arguments with your kids. If it happens once in a while, it can typically be dealt with. […]

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Even when things aren’t so great, three strategies for feeling more gratitude in your life

November 12th, 2012Posted by ishineadmin

Although the Thanksgiving holiday is now behind us, the experience of the holiday reminded me of the importance of gratitude. Gratitude isn’t just an attitude, it is a state of being. When you are focused on the things for which you are grateful, your energetic vibration rises, and it is here that you are better […]

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November 12th, 2012Posted by ishineadmin

I have been a lifelong enthusiast of the personal growth field, and have sought guidance to help me in my own personal development for quite some time. The theme that always comes up for me is to radiate love to all I encounter. This sounds like a great idea and I can really get behind […]

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Facing a challenge? Try the act of surrender.

November 12th, 2012Posted by ishineadmin

I had an interesting experience this week that awakened me to the power of surrender. My son came down ill during the middle of last week. Initially I thought it was just a common virus and then he was diagnosed with Strep Throat. He initially started showing improvement once on the antibiotic, however 2 days […]

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Need a miracle? Try this…

November 12th, 2012Posted by ishineadmin

Have you ever felt like your entire life was melting down? Like nothing you did turned out the way you wanted it to, despite your best efforts? Like you’re doing everything you think you’re supposed to do but nothing is working? I was actually in this place not too long ago. I thought I was […]

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Are your needs less important than others? Six thoughts to keep in mind if you hesitate to ask for what you need.

November 12th, 2012Posted by ishineadmin

I want to share a story with you. This story isn’t specifically about parenting, but what I learned could bring some ease to your life, as it has to mine. At the end of this story, you will find the 6 important lessons I learned from this experience. I am going to warn you, this […]

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Handling Disappointments: 5 Steps to Using Your Authentic Power to Move On

November 12th, 2012Posted by ishineadmin

Recently someone I had come to respect and trust let me down in what I considered to be a really big way. Initially I felt angry and couldn’t understand why this person didn’t follow through, and why the support was taken away. I thought I had accepted this disappointment and moved on until I awoke […]

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