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How to save your child!

How to save your child!

Last post was on how to ruin your child, but some people do most of those and still have decent children.  How the heck is that happening? Resiliency.  The ability to come through tough times with your better self intact and growing.  Some children seem to have a natural store of this, while others can get to this state with help and training.  So here are 10 ways to help any child withstand and thrive in … Read entire article »

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How to ruin your child!

How to ruin your child!

Now I’m aware there are good kids out there being raised right.  I also know there are children who get raised by loving parents doing everything right and the kid still hares off into all sorts of crazy.  There’s also some children out there being raised by well-meaning but not terribly effective parents.  The kids who are terrorizing the rest of the school and making life hard on everyone.  So forgive me if I sound … Read entire article »

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How to deal with Grief

How to deal with Grief

Just not the typical stuff that everyone always told you about. This is about the things no one says and most people seem to pretend isn’t happening.  So in no particular order, here’s a list of what you might face and some tips to make the process less painful. Justification will get you into trouble and you will have a VERY good supply of justification.  Have any old bad habits that have died the good death? Grief … Read entire article »

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How to cook up relationships that work!

How to cook up relationships that work!

We all cook up our relationships in a metaphorical kitchen, but your kitchen hasn’t made anything but disasters. You know this by how many of your relationships flop, burn or leave you wanting something real.  But are you ready to take charge of this? Taking responsibility for mastering your kitchen won’t be as easy as grabbing the prettiest picture from the frozen foods aisle and throwing it in the microwave.  You know what you actually get from … Read entire article »

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Clean out your kitchen

Clean out your kitchen

  Walk into your kitchen, look around, what do you see? This is where the past can negatively affect your future more than in any other room of your house.  It’s the pizza cutter that won’t go away. The foods we ate as a child, or that we eat to “feel better” now.  Or how about some raw chicken slime? Your kitchen should be the cleanest room in your house, but it’s usually the room where you wish … Read entire article »

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Spring Cleaning out your life.

Spring Cleaning out your life.

Spring is coming (here in the north we’re expecting it in less than 4 months) and it’s time to clean out your house.   And for every action in your house or apartment, there’s even more important work to do on your heart and soul. We call the eyes windows to the soul, a place we see out, and others have a chance to see in.  But have you looked at your windows lately?  If you haven’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: At the workplace, healing, In the home, parents, Room mates, Spouse

Rock the boat, tip it right on over!

Rock the boat, tip it right on over!

  Question:  What is wrong with me?  I ‘m in relationships where I’m walked on and ignored.  Romantic, friendships, bosses, everyone thinks I’m a doormat!  I tell myself it’s not really that bad since no one is actually hitting me, but I feel like crap all the time and I just want to scream.  I’m nice to everyone, I make sure everyone else is happy, why can’t people be nice to me? Answer: Because you’re not nice to yourself.   … Read entire article »

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Crazy people are bossing you around.

Crazy people are bossing you around.

    And it’s not going to stop anytime soon.  Because the crazy person is your boss, your parent, your teacher, your spouse, someone with power that you don’t have.  Yet. So how do you fight the insanity when the other person is in a more powerful position? Some of you have considered this question and decided to give up, wait for later, or keep fighting battles you don’t win.  It’s wearing you down to a hopeless, embittered … Read entire article »

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Responsibility will set you free.

Responsibility will set you free.

  Responsibility is a big word with life long effects.  If your child can learn this one word and all the things it means, you will have given them freedom. Or maybe you need some freedom for yourself. The cages people live in aren’t usually acknowledged or seen.  If the bars are visible, the prisoner usually tells everyone, “oh, I stopped trying to break out, there’s nothing I can do about it.”  There are plenty of people … Read entire article »

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Help! My child is the “bad” kid in her classroom.

Help! My child is the “bad” kid in her classroom.

Question: I just got my daughter’s report card.  She’s in first grade and the teacher says she has a problem with accepting responsibility.  She is pushing people out of lines to be first, won’t complete math assignments, “Because I’m already smart enough”, and has difficulty making friends.  What can I do? Her teacher is on the right track.  Your daughter is avoiding all responsibility for her actions and because of that is locked into acting badly.  … Read entire article »

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