So your child is doing things you are not that happy about, or having problems that they complain about. When do you butt in, and when do you stay out of it? The question is often a difficult one, but the truth is, as a parent we always want to stick our nose in, and solve all … [Read more...] about Knowing When to Stay Out of Your Teenager’s Decisions
“Just come and get this kid!” was often the plea I heard from parents as a volunteer on the Family Helpline. By the time parents made the call to the Family Helpline they had already done everything they could think of to reach their child and get them to listen or obey. They … [Read more...] about Ten Tools For Parents
The Parents Anonymous Group was a wealth of information; I wonder how I could ever have managed without it and the members. Here are a few quick tips that I learned in group that helped me many times: Nothing lasts forever. Change is inevitable… except when you have a … [Read more...] about Support Group Wisdom
What if you won a contest and the prize was for a genie to instantly clean and do menial jobs around your home for you? Sounds wonderful, does it not? A busy mother recently stumbled onto an idea that seemed like a perfect solution to her messy house. She had been extremely … [Read more...] about Which Is It, Chores Or Punishment?
The dictionary defines a lighthouse as a structure with a powerful light that gives a continuous or intermittent signal to navigators; a beacon. The lighthouse can signal danger or provide a safe harbor for seafarers. While the lighthouse is a timeless symbol of confidence, … [Read more...] about 10 Ways You Can Shine Your Inner Light