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Slow Family and a few other good reads

October 16th, 2011 / 4 Comments

Here are a few good articles I read recently:

Is your family too busy leaving little time to just be with each other?  Read “‘Slow family’ movement focuses on fewer outside activities”

“When we ask people what they want their family to look like 10 or 20 years from now, pretty much across the board people say they want there to be communication, connections and a tight relationship,” Noll said. “But the thing is, you need to be building that relationship now, when everybody’s under the same roof, so that 20 years down the road, you can have that sustainable connection.”

– This will put perspective in your relationship with your children. Read “Notes from a Dragon Mom.”

“…my son is 18 months old and will likely die before his third birthday. Ronan was born with Tay-Sachs, a rare genetic disorder.”

– Are you dealing with your child’s behavior and not reaching his heart? ReadGetting to the Heart of Your Child’s Behavior.

“Your child’s needs are far more profound than his aberrant behavior. Remember, his behavior does not just spring forth uncaused. His behavior—the things he says and does—reflects his heart. If you are to really help him, you must be concerned with the attitudes of heart that drive his behavior.”


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  1. Great focus, Katy. I know I can pass these onto other moms as well. Thanks!

  2. Thanks Traci. Good to hear from you!

  3. Slow Family sounds like a good idea. We’ve decided we’re just too busy, and we’re going to cut down on weekend activities next season. It’s just too much!

  4. I agree with the idea of a slow family. I am really inspired by this article and I will talk to my husband about this. I have one daughter and two sons. My husband is usually busy with his work, me with my work and children with school and other routine activities. We hardly take out time for each other. I realized that taking time for each other is very important. We will definitely work on it, as I do not want my family to disperse away after 20 years.


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