August 2013

5 Steps to Dream Fulfillment

August 29, 2013

I am a teen, career and life coach. My website is in support of whole life coaching.

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Trayvon: Children and Racism

August 29, 2013

As parents, we go about our daily duties without a thought until a disturbing news event gets our attention and we turn to watch and listen. We are visibly moved and stop to ask— why. A few people are tired of hearing about Trayvon and want people to just “get over it.” For me, this […]

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Thoughts on Raising Gender-Able Children

August 27, 2013

Gender roles are often in the news but I wonder if we are talking about it enough with spouses and children. Back in May I discussed child discipline and child abuse with a fellow blogger in Scotland after my article Reporting My Husband to CPS Not Once— But Twice. He enjoyed the article so much […]

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It’s Not What You Say— It’s How You Say It

August 22, 2013

We already know that lecturing a child does not always get the desired response. Sometimes it is not what you say but it may be how you say it. While my girls were young I learned about rewording messages to the girls so that they would understand and comply with requests. I also talked with […]

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Limits and Dealing with Upsetting News Events

August 20, 2013

Setting limits can help lessen stress and reduce the impact of network news. My grandmother Mur used to say, “If it weren’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any at all,” then she would coyly giggle. Having been born in 1912, she certainly learned to deal with many difficult events and manage – or learn […]

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Is Privacy a Facebook Problem for your Kids?

August 18, 2013

We have tended to overlook privacy in the advancement of the internet age. Facebook has led the charge, issuing a service that continuously undermines our privacy. Consequently, it has created a growing minority of people who have become disenchanted by its policy and will come to a crashing halt sooner than people expect. At the […]

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