The Selfie Generation: Entitled or Empowered?

The Selfie Generation: Entitled or Empowered?

FACE IT: The Selfie Is Here To Stay.

It’s as ubiquitous as are cell phones.

And isn’t it funny that today is “NATIONAL SELFIE DAY”?!

We live in a world where everyone thinks ‘it’s all about me’ – and that is especially – and acutely accurate for our kids, dubbed, “The Selfie Generation”.

But how do you prevent your child from thinking THEY are the center of the universe?

Horror In Orlando: How To Talk To Your Kids About The News

“Momma, What Happened?!”

How To Talk To Your Kids About The News.

How To Empower Your Kids“Could someone shoot me, Momma?”

49 people are dead and more than 53 are wounded after a lone gunman opened fire in an Orlando club early Sunday morning. Another terror attack on US soil. Another needless hate crime.

I stall, wondering how to answer that question. If I’m shaken, unsure and can’t even process the reality as an adult, how can we possibly expect our children to? Much less, how do I answer their questions?

When the news is everywhere – your kids look to you for answers.

But what if you don’t have them?

Here’s what you do.

The Empowered Mom TV Debuts!

It’s been a thrilling, exciting and yes, empowering journey…and today a MAJOR step as THE EMPOWERED MOM TV debuts! And The Empowered Mom Family of Companies continues its growth. Check this out: So, yes, it’s just a bit of a tease – that’s why the video on my phone was blurry- you have to tune…

God Bless All Of Our First Responders – Empowered HEROES!

Devastating news today out of Arizona.  An ENTIRE CREW of an elite group known as, “The Hot Shot Crew” were killed fighting a MASSIVE out of control wildfire.

Called one of the worst natural disasters in decades and also the greatest loss of firefighters since 9/11.  You can read more details here – and also find out ways you (and your kids) can help and make a difference.  This can help empower you as a parent and help empower your kids.

 

And here’s what’s even more important.

“Momma, What Happened?” How To Talk To Your Kids About The News

“Momma, What Happened?!” How To Talk To Your Kids About The News.

“Momma, What happened?!” (How could I possibly tell them the news?)

“What?”, I scurried to wipe my tears, stalling to steal a few minutes to compose myself.

“Momma! You’re crying! What’s wrong?!”, my 10-year-old is now wide-eyed and scared. In seconds, my twin 8-year-olds are by my side, just as scared.

I tried more stalling and mumbled something incoherent.

I couldn’t lie.  I couldn’t evade.

But how do I tell them of the atrocities?