Wendy Vigdor Hess

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So far Wendy Vigdor Hess has created 56 blog entries.

Gratitude and This Too Shall Pass

When “in it” as a busy parent, especially with sensitive kids, it is easy to feel trapped, frustrated, like “this (fill in the blank challenging behavior) will never end!” Maybe you have taken it a step further and started asking yourself disempowering questions like: “What’s wrong with me? “ “What am I doing wrong as [...]

Halloween, Holidays and Sensitive Families

Spooky may be scary for you and/or your sensitive kids. If you remember enjoying the creepy costumes and all that went with it but your child is different from you, Halloween may pose unexpected reactions within your family. One person’s idea of fun could be another’s fear. As both a mom and having worked with [...]

Self-Care for Parents

  This is another BIGGIE from a number of you in response to my request for your feedback post here.  Keep them coming! Once you become a parent you wonder what you did with your time. You may find yourself daydreaming about “the old days” when you had time to talk to your partner, read [...]

Finding the Fun in the Serious-ness of Parenting

The topic of fun and family tend to go together with childrens’ natural inclination towards enthusiasm, energy, engagement in life and well…..fun. However, when challenged by your role as a parent or feeling exhausted, worn out, tired, and like your role is to provide everything, “make them happy,” and sacrifice your own needs for theirs, [...]

A Favor? What Are YOUR Kid Challenges?

As more kids are returning to school and parents are reflecting on summer and stepping into fall, this email is to keep it fresh for you. Is it with devices? How has the “too much device time” shown up for you? What do you envision changing? Is it around another specific behavior challenge? Is it [...]

Releasing the “too much device use” shame

I’ve had many parents thank me for my last blog post about technology. LINK HERE Listen, there is no shame or judgment if you are “in it” with this technology thing. Whether it has “been a thorn in your side for a while” or you are just waking up to realizing that maybe you let [...]

Finding Real Connection in the Digital Age

Connection to technology is normalized in such a way that both parents and children see being on a device as regular, daily life. In addition, struggling, sensitive and gifted kids often get “plugged in” to help calm down, for a parental break and because they often enjoy the stimulation of learning and the challenges offered. [...]

Shifting the Tone of Your Home With the Words You Use

Summer gives us an opportunity to “step out of our daily lives.” The change of pace can be both welcomed and challenging for kids sensitive to their environments. One thing that remains a constant “parenting tool” is the language we use to communicate with our kids. Have you ever noticed if you are too firm [...]