Thursday, November 8, 2018

Continuing to Raise Resilient Children

Saying that mothering through the current state of affairs is rough is a gross understatement. 

Literally, as a I type this the radio broadcaster is asking, "How are you coping with the avalanche of all this horrible news?"

Avalanche, yes.  

While it's tempting to put your head in the sand and continue to send "thoughts and prayers," going about sharing only tone-deaf posts of recipes, puppies and rainbows on social media, it's going to take more than that. 

Lately I'm revisiting the guest post I wrote over on Fostermoms at the beginning of this year.

You need to read it and share:

5 Strategies for Raising Resilient Children During the Current Administration

Coming off this week's election results here in Massachusetts was refreshing, but it just can't be about "my 4 and no more" in our bubble. I'm still resolved to go beyond my screen, have courageous conversations, and take action. 

My Fostermoms post has action steps that you can take as well as resources, and I implore you to commit to actually doing something. 

Whether you show up in your children's classroom to read a book like "Let's Talk About Race," have an overdue conversation with your family members over the Thanksgiving holiday about their racism and bigotry, sign up to take end gun violence with Moms Demand Action, or follow and take an anti-racism course led by Rachel Cargle it is IMPERATIVE that you take action