Category Parenting

Why Kids Need Boundaries

I’ve had occasion to think more recently about parents who want to be friends with their children. They don’t want their children to think of them as mean. They take it personally when a preschooler says, “I hate you.”

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How to Get Back on Track If Your Life is Derailed?

Is your train derailed? When this happens you can’t go forward or backward. You’re stuck.   Under the ties, the rails, the track itself must be the foundation.   If you are trying to travel on a track built on sand, your track will shift and break down. If you are trying to travel on a […]

Teach Kids Integrity is Priceless

News of the college admissions scandal has me in a quandary. On the one hand I’m furious. On the other hand I have pity for the students in this situation.

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Personality Predicaments Solved with Enneagram

Understanding Yourself Brings Personal Freedom A Highly Important Resource I Use as a Life Coach Ages ago at a family reunion my cousin,  Katherine, tried to get me interested in the study of personalities. I thought if was fun but didn’t take it seriously. Fast forward twenty years and I was trained in the study […]

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Why Teach Children Responsibility

Once in a while I notice parents who have their priorities in order and their children are examples of what we all ought to be doing. Parenting doesn’t provide instant results. Though we must wait many long years before the final outcome, the wait is worth the effort.

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10 Ways to Create a Joy-Filled Christmas

The approaching Christmas holiday can cause stress for single parents. I remember standing in the check out line at Toys R Us a few days before the first Christmas after the divorce. I had to wait until I received my December paycheck before I could buy my three kids’ presents. Most single parents struggle to […]

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Beauty & The Beast – Fairy Tales We Believe and Teach Our Daughters

Beauty & the Beast I’m rerunning an old post here. I could not let this pass-all this talk about a movie. There should be so much more concern with the fairy tales we tell our children. We talk about wanting our daughters to grow up to be self sufficient. We pretend we want them to […]

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You can use any measure

When you’re speaking of success.

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3 Foolproof Tips for Parents After Divorce

  Do Not Put Children in the Middle After Divorce One minute audio:   After a divorce or split up parents are often tempted to triangulate the relationship with their Ex. Children are put in a terrible position of being stretched between parents. Triangulation is not geometry. It is rather a situation in which one […]