Seeking peace and serenity in the chaotic world of parenting.
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Meet Cathy Cassani Adams
About this blog
Cathy Cassani Adams is searching for greater meaning and higher
purpose. Her search has taken her down different paths, from the
aisles of the self-help section, to the workshops of gurus, to her
past experience as a child and family therapist at Children's
Memorial Hospital, to her current work as a certified Parent Coach
and yoga instructor. But her greatest lessons come from her
three beautiful daughters, ages 8, 6, and 3. Cathy is the
author of "The Self-Aware Parent: 19 Lessons for Growing
with Your Children.", she's an instructor in the Sociology
Department at Dominican
University, and she and her husband Todd host Zen Parenting Radio on
Pagatim.fm. Cathy lives
with her family in Elmhurst and she can be found at www.cathycassaniadams.com.
When I ask my daughter about her day she shares a few details and always ends with “I didn’t have to move my clip!” At the beginning of the year I found myself saying things like, great job! Good for you! Supportive things that any mother would say.
But now it is the middle of the year and I am detecting something different her voice. It sounds a little strained, a little flat, possibly with a tinge of worry when she says, “I didn’t have to move my clip today…”
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We find great seats and I am digging my 3-D glasses. As previews roll I daydream about taking a nap at some point during the movie, but as Avatar unfolds I am surprised by my response. I spend the majority of the movie in an intense state of awareness and tears. Sometimes light tears and at times heaving sobs that necessitated hugs from my husband. Avatar moved me in a way that I have not experienced in a long time.
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