Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 9, 2007
The web Site http://www.everydayismothersday.org suggests that we should celebrate mothers year-round, says national parenting expert Hal Runkel, LMFT, author and creator of the award-winning and best-selling ScreamFree Parenting Program. "Having a mother's day on just a single Sunday in May creates a tradition where on this one day of the year, the husband, and all the kids should make everything special for mom, give her breakfast in bed, let her choose the restaurant to go to, and maybe buy her some nice gifts of chocolate, jewelry, or spa treatments.
"If we only honor mom on one day per year, then that sends the wrong message to our kids, continues Runkel," whose ScreamFree Parenting program is creating revolutionary relationships in households everywhere. "While it sounds great to have a day when we recognize and appreciate our moms who do so much in our families, what about the other 364 days?", he said.
Runkel has been counseling families for years on the ScreamFree method of parenting, and he has children of his own, so he's well aware of this Mother's day ritual that goes on in so many homes everywhere. "I'm sure we've all heard it before, and we may remember it from our childhood when on Mother's day, the kids all ask 'Why can't we have a special day--it's no fair that there's a mother's day and there's not a kids day.' And we repeat it to our kids year after year: That's because every day is kids day," the parents sing.
Runkel disagrees. Every day is Mother's Day; every day is Kid's Day; every day is Father's Day. Each day is a special gift, and we all should be the best we can be, celebrate all our relationships, and make the best of every day. Runkel's ScreamFree Parenting Program lays out a set of principles for parenting that hopefully, would make the kids want to honor their moms not just on one Sunday in May, but on each and every day.
To learn more about the web site that celebrates mothers, or about ScreamFree Parenting and its revolutionary approach to creating the family relationships you've always craved, through CD's DVDs, live events, and the Amazon #1 best-selling and award winning parenting book (coming in hardback this fall from Random House/Broadway Books) visit the company's web site at http://www.screamfree.com.