When kids are in a transition they're putting lots of invisible energy into the crossing they're making. They are feeling stretched and may be extra tired, stressed, anxious, or just distracted. This is not the time to teach them everything we wish we had taught them before the transition! It's time to be steady and loving, non-reactive and calm. We may need extra emotional support from our own community in order to really be present for our kids.
My life and work are guided by the these core understandings: that all beings (including me!) are capable of transformation and joy, that healthy parenting matters profoundly, and that simple practices can support each of us.