Secret of success is to delay instant gratification #positiveeducation

Secret of success is to delay instant gratification #positiveeducation

Is learning to deal with frustration and being able to delay instant gratification a secret to success in life?

I believe it is one skill we can teach to our children.

How to write a motivation letter for a financial help when #goingbacktocollege ?

How to write a motivation letter for a financial help when #goingbacktocollege ?

Are you asking for money so you can go back to college and improve your future? I wrote a letter to social services asking for financial help. I was back to law university at 33 years old as single mum. The aim of the letter is to be clear, concise and easily readable.

I share more about my journey back to college in my book The Knot in the Spiral:

the knot in the spiral by claire samuel

 

Book review How to talk about vagina to my daughter #sexuality and raising a teenager

Book review How to talk about vagina to my daughter #sexuality and raising a teenager

Talking about sexuality to our children without taboo allows them to dedramatize the subject while protecting them. Hence, to be informed is the first step to make conscious and smart choices. Yes, I want my daughter to be cautious and intelligent when it comes to sexuality. At the same time, I do not want to stay silent as regard to the beauty of what sexuality can be, with the right partner. My aim is that my daughter become a self-confident woman, delighted to be in the skin she is.

I love the book (French edition) “Parler du vagin à ma fille” or How to talk about vagina to my daughter, because it is clear, honest, without taboo. Written by an OB-GYN, it contains all the important and necessary information, like hygiene, sexual transmitted diseases, pleasure and contraception. The book is written like a dialogue between the author and her 20-year-old daughter. The beginning of the book offers lots of historical data as regard to the place of women in medicine in general, then more precisely as midwives then OB-GYN. Thank you Catherine Rinieri for this open-hearted book. It is the second time I read it, safe for the fact that today I have an extraordinary teenage daughter next to me. I cannot find a better time to start tackling the topic of sexuality, with kindness, simplicity and truth.

Please share if you know similar books in English!

Book review How to talk about vagina to my daughter #sexuality and raising a teenager Comment parler du vagin à ma fille Traité sans complexe de l'anatomie et de la sexualité au féminin

May we congratulate ourselves #singlemother

May we congratulate ourselves #singlemother Claire Samuel

You can be proud of yourself, my friend, my sister. We can all congratulate ourselves, without waiting for any external validation. We do not need others to validate the great job we do, especially as a single mother.

After a few weeks spent alone with the children in Portugal on holiday, I am proud. I am happy because I did my very best to be a loving mother with much patience, organization skills and generosity.

Everything, I love everything! #Gratitude for my life today exactly as it is

Everything #GEverything - Gratitude for my life today exactly as it isratitude for my life today exactly as it is

I love everything. Now. I am grateful for my life, today and as it is. Thank you God, universe, life. Thank you my friend, my sister. Blessings to you.