Asking innocent questions also shows a lack of faith and confidence in the other person. It’s as if you’re saying, “You can’t handle this alone, so I have to stay on top of it for you.” Is that the message you really want to send?Read More
He's not perfect ladies and guess what? Neither are we. We made mistakes along the way but that's how we learned. He may not do it the way you want him to. Sometimes it feels like extra work doing damage control when we let them take over the reins but if he wants to do it because he sees that your drowning, just let him.Read More
Whether your child has ‘special needs’ or not, you are not alone. Others may not understand the logistics and fears that go with a particular condition; however, at a deeper level, being a parent is the great equalizer. You are not alone, and you are not mean to go on this journey alone.Read More
Have there been aspects of sending your child back to school in the fall that have caused you or your child anxiety, either this year or in the past? Typical culprits are: changing schools, staying on top of schoolwork and getting homework in on time, dealing with bullies or shifting friendships, and participating in extracurricular activities.Read More
Why do people procrastinate? A frequent motivator is anxiety triggered by fear: of failure, of success, or of being judged by others. Negative self-talk in those moments, about how bad the outcome might be, convinces us any action will turn out badly, so we become frozen in inaction.Read More
This question has been asked all the time, ""What is the meaning of life?". I never thought about it before. It never even dawned on me that I would think about it at some point in my life. Yet here I am. I have good times and bad. I just wish I has happier about things.Read More
What could help you find the courage to take a risk and fly into the unknown? What could tip you into taking the leap? Consider your bigger vision for your child.Read More
When you separate yourself from their behavior, you all win. When you stay calm in the face of their craziness, you all win. When you love them in spite of themselves, you all win. Hmm, maybe it really is about you…Read More
…summer is often accompanied for me by a colossal to-do list. I always think that I will be super productive with my hubby home and the lack of a routine. And, truth be told, it very frequently throws me in to a state of overwhelm!
If you’re a constant worrier, it’s taking a toll. You may feel powerless and hopeless, in a state of agitation. It can affect your sleep, your eating, your productivity, and your health in general. And like many parents, the more you worry, the more you try to control and micromanage. It’s a normal reaction to want to fix the source of your distress.Read More
She was out the night before and received a phone call that her son, and a couple of friends, had been picked up by the police for vandalism. You can imagine what it was like when they returned home... or can you?Read More
You want your children to leave the nest one day, confident and self-sufficient. How do you help them to be ready for a successful and satisfying life?
My blog this week has been inspired by several thing, least of which, that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.Read More
Yes, you are always the center of the universe, even when it feels like it’s about someone else.Read More
There is often a person who is the center of attention in the family, who’s driving your family to react in unhealthy ways. Like a magnet, that person pulls the energy and resources of the family to it.Read More
Am I going to miss saying “eat your food” fifty bazillion times a day? I’m so done. I’m not going to miss this stage, even though everyone says I am.Read More
You can help them learn how to save by giving them a specific amount and guiding them to put a portion aside for savings, spending and donating.Read More
I almost fell out of my chair when I heard a mom talking about her daughter seeing the perfect dress. The $700 prom dress. From her tone, it was clear she was conflicted about it.
…she questioned whether or not she was a monster – for not absolutely loving every minute of Disney with her beautiful family.
Remember that people feel good about themselves when they do good things. The reality is that sometimes they need others to point out or remind them of what they’ve done. Let’s say it so they can hear it.Read More