Entries Tagged as 'compassion'

Heart to heart talk with your children

September 27th, 2010 / 3 Comments

Ever feel there is some anger or resentment, or just negativity in your children towards you? No matter how young or old your children are, no matter how close you may be, living day to day together under the same roof can result in relationship problems. There are misunderstandings, words said that you regret, anger […]

Intergenerational relationship

January 9th, 2009 / 8 Comments

I mentioned here before, my mother-in-law lives with us. While there are certainly many adjustments, there has also been many benefits. One of the most important advantage is that my children get to have an intergenerational relationship. Yes, grandma makes them whatever they want to eat. Grandma buys them stuff when we go shopping. Grandma […]

Living with my mother-in-law

June 24th, 2008 / 37 Comments

My mother-in-law lives with us. You read it right. My mother-in-law lives with us. My father-in-law passed away of cancer about 10 years ago, and she has been living with us for about that long now. What is your reaction when you read this? People usually think I am either a martyr or a saint. […]

Talking to your kids about world events

May 15th, 2008 / 4 Comments

I admit, we live a sheltered life here in the suburbs. I’m not complaining. We like the relative peace and tranquility of suburbia. On the other hand, we cannot live with our heads in the sand. In my zeal after reading about the devastating earthquake in China, I went berserk last night and lectured my […]

Learning to give back

April 17th, 2008 / 3 Comments

A 20-something year old girl at church said something to me on Sunday that was incredibly mature. “I decided to stay at this church because when I was growing up at this church, a lot of people here contributed to my growth. Now I want to give back and help other people grow at this […]

Setting an example of being a positive influence

February 26th, 2008 / 3 Comments

Do we want to teach our children to make the world a better place? We can’t all be a Mother Teresa. But we can all make the world around us a better place with just a few simple acts that takes hardly any extra effort from us. When our children see our example, they will […]


October 31st, 2007 / No Comments

What do you hope your children will be like when they grow up? We want them to have a good education, be financially secure, settle down and have a good family, right? Have you thought about wanting your children to be compassionate people? Merriam-Webster defines compassion as “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a […]