Money is a challenging subject to discuss for many parents, caregivers, and grandparents, and even for many teens and young adults. Contrary to popular belief, money is not just about numbers or facts.
There are times when we have choices, but we feel like we have to stick with it, deal with it, stay committed, take it, or whatever. Like we are doing the “moral,” “right,” strong, admirable, or brave thing by sticking with it.
If we wish to dismantle the systems that oppress and exploit us and the planet, we can start by changing our way of thinking and looking at the world in non-capitalist ways.
This tool offers a structure for sifting through the information, options, ideas, options, etc. It helps put all everything out on the table, so to speak.
We all have a range of tools and gifts that we can use to stand up for our values and beliefs each and every day.
You have permission to honor your birthday any way you'd like. In simple ways, grand ways, solitary ways, in crowded ways, and any other way YOU choose.
Reading our books not only offered entertainment and education, but they also offered insight to our own circumstances, helped us to grow personally, and to connect with the books’ characters.
Breaks can increase your productivity, support your mental well-being, and help you integrate new learning.
your thoughts about things matter, especially your thoughts about things that make you happy. the world around you might understand you, or it might not, but what’s important is that YOU understand that YOU matter.
In this midst of all of the worthwhile work you are doing together, it is crucial that you and your teen are also making space for the lighter things in life. In my work with parents, I use a three-pronged focus on self-care, communication, and child-centered action. Each of these elements deserves, in fact, depends on, joy… YOU and your teenager deserve to have fun and to play.