- Stop talking and listen to what your kids are talking about.
- Stop planning activities and watch what your kids are doing.
- Stop trying to make things happen.
- Ask yourself, what are you afraid of?
- Ask your child how he or she feels?
- Live in the now.
- Focus on love and relationships.
- Play more.
- Get outside more.
"In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: "When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence?" -- Gabrielle Roth
"I'm interested in learning that's motivated by reverence for life, that's motivated by a desire to learn skills, to learn new things that help us to better contribute to our own well-being and the well-being of others. And what fills me with great sadness is any learning that I see motivated by coercion." -- Marshall Rosenberg