Having objective feedback from other caring individuals was invaluable to me— a mom with anger issues who was often unsure of herself. Gratitude spills all over when I think of everything I learned from my Parents Anonymous group members. They taught me how to communicate … [Read more...] about What I learned From Other Parents Anonymous Members (Part 2)
When a child starts high school, as a parent, you should be actively talking to your child about college. Regularly discuss all of the choices that they need to make to put themselves in a good position so that it helps them decide which college experience is right for them. … [Read more...] about Helping Your Teen Make the College Decision
When you get a puppy you teach them to be housebroken, to sit, stay, down and heel— kids need training too. Hilda, an 86-year-old member in my Parents Anonymous group, had reared several children into successful adulthood and sought help concerning her teenage granddaughter. … [Read more...] about Teach Your Children The Way You Teach Your Dogs
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 … [Read more...] about Limits and Dealing with Upsetting News Events
When you are really listening and trying to understand your children it is important to guard against some of the things that seem to come naturally when you are trying to help. Often when our children express their fears, hurts, and anger, we rush in to “fix things”... It is … [Read more...] about Three Top Tips to Help Parents Fight the Urge to “Fix” Everything!