Author - Jill M Hope

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Jill Hope is a writer, global transformation coach, and founder of I Shine (http://www.ishinekids.com). Through her work with I Shine and her passion for helping busy moms to bring out the best in themselves and their kids and shine their inner light on the world, Jill has designed several unique and innovative programs.

3 steps to make your child bully-proof

As parents, we want our children to be happy. We want them to have friends. We want them to feel part of the group. The last thing we want is for our children to feel like they are on the outside looking in or, worse yet, being the victim of a bully.

Why are some children the target of negative attention in the form of bullying or exclusion from peers, while others seem to escape this experience? After working with hundreds of families, I’ve observed that on some level, children who su...

Posted on October 02, 2017 at 1:25 PM by Jill M Hope

3 ways we unknowingly sabotage our children's self-esteem

As parents, we do everything we can to nurture our children’s physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs. Yet, despite our best efforts to raise our kids to be resilient and have a strong sense of self, we see more and more children the victims of bullying.

When a child has healthy self-esteem, she is less likely to be the victim of bullying and more likely to make healthy choices that lead to a fulfilling life.

In my work with parents, I have found three common ways we...

Posted on June 07, 2015 at 8:00 AM by Jill M Hope

3 Behaviors that Sabotage Bringing Out the Best in Your Kids

As parents, we all wish to see our kids flourish; to become all they are meant to be. However, as much as we try to do right by our kids, most of us have certain behaviors and habits that actually work against us when it comes to bringing out the best in our kids.


The problem is, we're often not aware of these habits or behaviors, or if we are aware of them,we don’t know how to change them.

It is in those parenting “blind spots”, as I call them, where we unknowingly plan...

Posted on May 08, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Jill M Hope

Passion and Purpose

Three Important Questions to Help Busy Moms Find Passion and Purpose Beyond Pampers and Play Dates:

“What is my purpose in life?” is one of THE most asked questions, and yet it seems that so few ever make this seemingly elusive discovery.

Our roles as busy mom, employee, wife, chauffeur, cook, diaper changer, play date organizer, schedule manager, errand-runner, tantrum-soother, fun-maker, homework enforcer, and more, often obscure our view of what is most important in our lives.
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Posted on March 27, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Jill M Hope

4 Creative Methods for Cultivating Confidence in Your Daughter

Many young girls struggle to be accepted by their peers. One day they have a friend, only to find that the next day they are left out. Many girls feel they have to be a certain way or look a certain way, and if they don't, they will lose the few friends they have. 

The frightening reality is that girls start to feel this social pressure in pre-school and kindergarten!

 

Although this behavior can be developmentally normal, it can also be damaging. Many girls take to heart ...

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Jill M Hope

3 Simple Steps to Building Resilience Using an Attitude of Gratitude

One of the greatest qualities you can nurture in your child is resilience. Resilient kids are less likely to suffer from depression, poor quality relationships, jobs that do not excite and stimulate them, and are more likely to achieve their greatest potential.

Children with a strong sense of resilience have several characteristics in common:


They tend to persist when things get difficult

They feel capable of tackling new challenges and don't shy away from something that ...

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Jill M Hope