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Susan Holt’s Coaching Corner

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December 11th, 1:13 pm

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Take a look, teachers, and shore yourselves up for the new year! We appreciate you!! ... See MoreSee Less

November 23rd, 6:48 am

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November 20th, 4:53 pm

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November 19th, 6:28 am

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FREEDOM is…knowing God’s Got This. It’s my daughter’s birthday today. She’s turning a third decade! She and her sister will forever be treasures to my husband and me. We are proud of them, and thankful to God that they launched valiantly, with courage and intelligence and love in their hearts, and are both successfully “adulting.” We tried our best to give them each two gifts to last a lifetime: 1) Roots. 2) Wings. Now as Empty Nesters, we miss the laughter and the tears under our own roof, but we have released them to their own choices, their own tribes. And we know, God (or however you define your Higher Power) has got this. There’s no better parent who loves them any more, through family and friends and birthdays and roots and wings. I hope this helps, - STHolt ... See MoreSee Less
FREEDOM is…knowing God’s Got This.  It’s my daughter’s birthday today.  She’s turning a third decade!  She and her sister will forever be treasures to my husband and me.  We are proud of them, and thankful to God that they launched valiantly, with courage and intelligence and love in their hearts, and are both successfully “adulting.”  We tried our best to give them each two gifts to last a lifetime:  1) Roots.  2) Wings.  Now as Empty Nesters, we miss the laughter and the tears under our own roof, but we have released them to their own choices, their own tribes. And we know, God (or however you define your Higher Power) has got this. There’s no better parent who loves them any more, through family and friends and birthdays and roots and wings.  I hope this helps, - STHolt

November 12th, 6:21 am

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FREEDOM is…BEING FREE TO BE WHO YOU ALREADY ARE: Today is my husband’s birthday! We often laugh about being “of a certain age.” But there is freedom in embracing our age. The older we get, the more eternity becomes our vision, not the right-here-and-now. There’s always joy and suffering and lots of life going on, but ultimately, we have a growing awareness that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” for a certain set of works that God crafted for us before time began, and we are just living that out. We are growing toward our purpose, keeping our vision up and away from getting buried in the weeds. Our identity is first as a child of God. He loves us for who we already are, not who He wishes we would be. Let’s extend that grace to not only others, but ourselves. I hope this helps you find peace and purpose, at any age!
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FREEDOM is…BEING FREE TO BE WHO YOU ALREADY ARE:  Today is my husband’s birthday!  We often laugh about being “of a certain age.” But there is freedom in embracing our age.   The older we get, the more eternity becomes our vision, not the right-here-and-now.  There’s always joy and suffering and lots of life going on, but ultimately, we have a growing awareness that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” for a certain set of works that God crafted for us before time began, and we are just living that out.  We are growing toward our purpose, keeping our vision up and away from getting buried in the weeds. Our identity is first as a child of God.  He loves us for who we already are, not who He wishes we would be.  Let’s extend that grace to not only others, but ourselves.  I hope this helps you find peace and purpose, at any age!

November 4th, 6:00 am

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FREEDOM is: “USING YOUR WORDS” – to manage those BIG feelings! “Using your words” is a sign of maturity -that we can process our feelings, but not be mastered by them. We as adults need to model this for kids, and it’s essential to teach it whenever we can. But how EARLY can we start? Be inspired by my friend’s amusing story about her one-year old granddaughter (let’s call her Amy). My friend is on the phone with her daughter who is feeding Amy in her highchair. The child has taken to screaming for more food! (Sound familiar?) So my friend hears her daughter calmly say: “Say More Please” and waits. Amy screams again. She has no words! But Mom repeats her quiet direction and waits. Amy screams again. Silence. Then…magically, the baby says something like “moh,” and out comes the spoon! Amy was immediately rewarded for “using her words” before she even HAS words! This kind of early teaching and calm consistency in boundaries is evidence of a parent with both compassion and common sense, who will pass it on to her children. Don’t be afraid to set healthy boundaries, balanced with lots of love, whenever a teachable moment presents itself. I hope this helps! ... See MoreSee Less
FREEDOM is: “USING YOUR WORDS” – to manage those BIG feelings!  “Using your words” is a sign of maturity -that we can process our feelings, but not be mastered by them.  We as adults need to model this for kids, and it’s essential to teach it whenever we can.  But how EARLY can we start?  Be inspired by my friend’s amusing story about her one-year old granddaughter (let’s call her Amy).  My friend is on the phone with her daughter who is feeding Amy in her highchair.  The child has taken to screaming for more food! (Sound familiar?)  So my friend hears her daughter calmly say:  “Say More Please” and waits.  Amy screams again.  She has no words!  But Mom repeats her quiet direction and waits.  Amy screams again. Silence.  Then…magically,  the baby says something like “moh,” and out comes the spoon!  Amy was immediately rewarded for “using her words” before she even HAS words! This kind of early teaching and calm consistency in boundaries is evidence of a parent with both compassion and common sense, who will pass it on to her children.   Don’t be afraid to set healthy boundaries, balanced with lots of love, whenever a teachable moment presents itself.  I hope this helps!

October 7th, 1:32 pm

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It’s a new week! FREEDOM is… “WHAT IS CALLED FOR IN THIS MOMENT?” We all do too much. We take a weird kind of pride in being too busy. It’s an impossible pace that we pass down to our kids. It takes our joy and shortens our lives! I was chatting with a friend who learned this one simple but powerful tool, and now I use it every day. When you’re panicked and thinking “I just can’t do it all,” the answer is, “What is called for in THIS moment?” Breathe. Focus in, and just do that one thing. I hope it helps. - S.Holt ... See MoreSee Less
It’s a new week!  FREEDOM is…  “WHAT IS CALLED FOR IN THIS MOMENT?” We all do too much.  We take a weird kind of pride in being too busy.  It’s an impossible pace that we pass down to our kids.  It takes our joy and shortens our lives! I was chatting with a friend who learned this one simple but powerful tool, and now I use it every day. When you’re panicked and thinking “I just can’t do it all,”  the answer is, “What is called for in THIS moment?”  Breathe.  Focus in, and just do that one thing.   I hope it helps. - S.Holt

September 22nd, 7:22 pm

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Hi friends! Richmond Family Magazine’s Expo was a blast! Please like and share so that we can be there for parents and teachers in your world. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

September 7th, 6:39 am

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Thanks Tom for all you do to help families and children through high school, college, and life! And now ... See MoreSee Less

September 3rd, 8:27 am

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MUTE YOUR TECH, NOT YOUR KIDS: Many years ago, when my dad saw me standing in the doorway of his bedroom while he was trying to enjoy a hard-earned break watching a tv show, he IMMEDIATELY muted the TV, turned and said, “What do you need?” He never said “Wait till I see the end of this show, okay?” Mind you, these were the days before we could record every show and playback the part we missed! If he didn’t get to see how the Good Guys beat the Bad Guys after investing 55 minutes in a show, that was fine with him. I was more important. My dad listened. Let’s put our show and our devices on MUTE. Let’s turn toward our kids and be present when they need to connect with us: eye-to-eye, face-to-face and heart-to-heart. ... See MoreSee Less
MUTE YOUR TECH, NOT YOUR KIDS:  Many years ago, when my dad saw me standing in the doorway of his bedroom while he was trying to enjoy a hard-earned break watching a tv show, he IMMEDIATELY muted the TV, turned and said, “What do you need?”  He never said “Wait till I see the end of this show, okay?”  Mind you, these were the days before we could record every show and playback the part we missed!  If he didn’t get to see how the Good Guys beat the Bad Guys after investing 55 minutes in a show, that was fine with him.  I was more important.  My dad listened.  Let’s put our show and our devices on MUTE. Let’s turn toward our kids and be present when they need to connect with us: eye-to-eye, face-to-face and heart-to-heart.

August 26th, 3:14 pm

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August 17th, 5:29 am

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WAS IT GOD, OR TEDDY ROOSEVELT? Brene Brown says this quote changed her life: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man (or woman) who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” I think it was both. (For more brave vulnerability, see Brene Brown’s Netflix Special “Call to Courage”) ... See MoreSee Less

August 6th, 11:01 am

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Be empowered as a parent! See this quick clip from Mia White's parenting wisdom. Join us August 12 for an online workshop with another EPS Parent Coach, Meg Zehmer! ... See MoreSee Less
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