Jessica Lahey The Gift of Failure

Do you catch yourself hovering over your children to ensure their success? Are you worried you’re not giving them enough room to fail and learn from their mistakes? In this episode of the Girls that Create podcast on Word of Mom Radio, host Erin Prather Stafford welcomes back author Jessica Lahey for a chat about …

Sacred Feminine Wisdom Can Heal Parents' Stressed-out Lives

Andrea Menard is the author of Seeds from the Sacred Feminine: A 52-Card Wisdom Deck with Handbook. She is an accomplished Métis singer, storyteller, speaker, and the founder of the Sacred Feminine Learning Lodge. Menard contributed the following guest post. You can listen to our interview with her on the Girls That Create podcast.  A …

visiting an art gallery with kids

In our house we have a favourite story about the time our toddler was dragged from the National Portrait Gallery kicking and screaming “I want to see more paintings!!!” She needed lunch, we had to go, but she really loved the “Nick Cave Gallery”, as she called it, with his luminous portrait by Howard Arkley …

What Does ‘Good Enough Parenting’ Look Like

There is a huge amount of pressure on parents today – from feeding babies the “best organic purees” to making sure older children get all the developmental opportunities they could possibly need, while of course documenting the whole thing on Instagram. There is also no shortage of advice about how to go about this. Just …

Five Ideas to Help Reclaim Rest

Does the thought of non-stop guests, endless social gatherings and too-full days make you want to grab a blanket and head to the nearest cave? You’re not alone! That’s why life balance coach and speaker Renée Trudeau shared the following guest post with Girls That Create on five ideas to help reclaim rest. This year …

teaching daughters to be strong

Teaching daughters to be strong is one of the most critical things a parent or caregiver can do for their child. The task can feel daunting, but there are many ways to nurture a girl’s strengths to help her have a fulfilling adulthood. Below we explore different actions those raising girls (or any child) can …

Baby Toys That Support Healthy Development

Picking out a baby toy – whether it’s for your own child or a friend’s kid or the child of a family member – can be overwhelming. Although Americans spend $20 billion a year on baby toys, it’s difficult to know which toy will be fun, educational and developmentally appropriate. The options seem endless, with …

Feeling Out of Sorts? Start With Self-Compassion

We all have days when the harshest critic of our choices is ourselves. That’s why we need to model self-compassion for our girls as parents and caregivers. As life balance coach and speaker Renée Trudeau wisely points out in this article, instilling in your children the value of being kind to themselves can help them …

Drawing Pictures is Great for Children’s Development

When the weather’s bad and there’s no prospect of a trip to the park, we might well reach for crayons, pencils and paper as a way to keep our children entertained. But drawing is much more than a fun activity. It has wide-ranging benefits for children’s development. Here, we’ve outlined some of the ways drawing …

Jessica Lahey

In this episode, host Erin Prather Stafford spoke with Jessica Lahey, author of The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. The two discussed the importance of understanding substance abuse and how to prevent it in children and adolescents. Listen to the full interview with on Word of Mom Radio. Lahey shares …