November 2011

Teaching Children to Overcome Anger

Bible stories, Sunday school, vacation Bible school, even church camp, it’s all available for Christian kids. That's great but what do you do when you are not raising your children Christian? There aren’t many options. It’s not like there is Sunday school for little Buddhists. Sure, if you are lucky enough to live near a Buddhist center, they may have classes for young people or even a family meditation or service, but not everyone does. Basically, it is up to you to teach your children your personal beliefs. There are some great books available on Amazon to help you, though. You have to hunt them down, but they are out there. 

Issues with “The Secret”

And dumpster babies

After reading The Secret (and watching the video), I must admit that I really like the idea of being in charge of what happens to my family and me like this. I really do. And many of the tools they recommend—particularly practicing daily gratitude—really resonate with me, too. I often try to list all of the things I am grateful for when I get the chance. And I can think of a bunch of things in my life that I could have attracted by thinking about them, too—from my baby to my husband, my job as an editor years ago to the house I live in.