Ranting is not something I regularly engage in but… As many of you know, I volunteer for Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, a leader in the prevention of child abuse. If you have read many of my posts you will also know that I struggle with anger/rage issues. For me, the … [Read more...] about Social Media Poster: “Respect for Others”
Parents changing the focus from negative to positive can make a world of difference. Let’s face it, our society functions on negativity and threats; kids don’t study -- they fail tests, adults get involved in an accident – their insurance goes up. If you think about it, even … [Read more...] about Positive Parenting Police
Not everyone has lost their cool with their kids like me but there are many that have yelled on occasion. I believe yelling became the go-to discipline method when child abuse was put on the books and could be “investigated” and “punished” by law. Yelling does not leave marks … [Read more...] about Yell or Scream at Your Kids?
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” – Thomas Merton What are your challenges … [Read more...] about Stop Believing Your Own Lie
Earthquakes and Tsunamis When two lives are split asunder, especially as in divorce, it could be compared to an earthquake. Unfortunately, if there are any little islands around – perhaps as in children? – they are swept up in the following tsunami. Unfortunately, other than … [Read more...] about Emotional Baggage of Children with Divorced Parents