Parents Anonymous welcomes every parent (or someone in a parenting role) to the groups no matter who they are or where they come from. A new member once told our group about another parenting support group she had attended a short time before. She felt as though she had a … [Read more...] about Parents Anonymous Groups and the White Sneakers
“You did it – it is your fault!” Many claim credit for positive things that occur; cleaning the bathroom mirror, feeding the dog or finding the answer to the riddle on page nine but nobody lays claim to anything negative. “I didn’t leave the milk sitting out!” “Those paper … [Read more...] about Blame & Shame
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 … [Read more...] about Self-Esteem In Children: What Is Our Role?
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
“Remember that old story Daddy used to tell about taking the boys snipe hunting?” Family stories are the glue that sometimes carries us through the most difficult of times. We all have them – your grandparents, uncles and aunts, your cousins and siblings— all know and … [Read more...] about Storytelling Is The Glue