Parenting

Anger Uses Time, Energy and Thought

August 19, 2014
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Shopping for a vehicle when you are in a hurry is risky business. Driving 65 mph in a school zone is tempting fate. Pushing firefighters aside to run into a burning building is just plain folly. Then why would anyone discipline a child when upset, angry or in a hurry? “Anger blows out the lamp […]

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Communication Tips For Parents

August 14, 2014
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How do you talk with your children; have you ever just sat down and thought about it? If you take a walk through the neighborhood – a store, school, school and so on – and observe how other people talk with their children you can probably pick out areas in which you could make improvements […]

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7 Silent Steps toward Resilience

August 13, 2014
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“Your habit of avoiding mental and emotional discomfort is your #1 reason for your being stuck where you are in life.” ― Tony Dovale Doesn’t it just cut you like a knife when you find words that hold up a mirror to the uncomfortable truth of you? How do you resolve to come to terms […]

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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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