Anger Builds Unless Safely Vented

August 12, 2014
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A wise and funny man, Dr. Laurence J. Peter once said, “Speak when you are angry — and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” Not only was he wise, he was right. No matter who you are angry with — children, spouse, boss, a clerk, even your government — it does not pay […]

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Depression and Feeling Better – Part III

August 7, 2014
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Stress can dramatically affect our responses to our children’s daily needs. Parents Anonymous Group members can sometimes recognize depression in each other before we admit it to ourselves. When something is “not quite right,” others offer support and ideas to feel better. A temporary funk will usually pass in a short time, but seeing a […]

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6 Pathways Toward Attracting Your Dreams

August 6, 2014
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“She wasn’t where she had been. She wasn’t where she was going, but she was on her way.” ― Jodi Hills I’m sure by now many of you have heard about visioning, vision statements, laws of attraction, positive energy, etc. It sounds good on paper and in conversations but does it really work and how […]

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Depression and Feeling Better – Part II

August 5, 2014
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Depression is common among parents from time to time but should not define your life. The Parents Anonymous Group I attended was much like any group in society; almost everyone experiences prolonged sadness sometimes and we were no different. Many of us dealt with complicated or stressful situations heaped on top of the difficult role […]

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Depression and Feeling Better – Part I

July 31, 2014
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Parenting is hard normally but if you are depressed as well then it is much harder than it should be. In my Parents Anonymous Group, depression touched many of our lives from time to time. Many of our members dealt with very difficult, stressful situations that occasionally felt hopeless. In our group we shared our […]

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Self-Esteem In Children: What Is Our Role?

July 29, 2014
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Most parents would never intentionally hurt their children, but unfortunately some do. Our self-esteem and what other people think of us are sometimes at the opposite ends of the scale. If I evaluate my worth, I take into account the volunteer work I do and how others value me as their friend, relative or acquaintance. […]

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