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
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
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
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?
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
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.
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