What does stress have to do with kids and a messy house? Everything! You have probably seen the television shows with people who hoard things until there is no room left to walk. Well, many of us have messy or cluttered homes now and then and we thank our lucky stars there is … [Read more...] about Two Things Your Kids Don’t Need: Clutter and Stress
A wise and funny man, Dr. Laurence J. Peter once said, “Speak when you are angry — and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” Not only was he wise, he was right. No matter who you are angry with — children, spouse, boss, a clerk, even your government — it does not pay … [Read more...] about Anger Builds Unless Safely Vented
Human beings are born completely dependent on their parents. Unlike many other mammals, much of our brain development takes place outside the womb. A newly born foal can stand and walk within hours. A human baby takes years. This dependence on parents or caregivers means that … [Read more...] about Helping Your Child Cope with Separation Anxiety
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!
If the invisible damage showed up like bruises and marks, perhaps parents would think twice. About ten years ago Mr. Ramirez was partly dozing off after a long day and watching a TV program about World War II. I was getting ready to facilitate the online group and was … [Read more...] about What is the True Cost of Child Abuse?