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Effects of Overfunctioning in Parenting

2020-08-05T16:41:29-07:00

Like most of you, I am trying to figure out the juggle in this apparent "new normal" we call Covid, and find a balance that works. One of my challenges is that, right when I think I've found a good balance, something happens that knocks me off the beam and leaves me scrambling to adjust [...]

Effects of Overfunctioning in Parenting2020-08-05T16:41:29-07:00

Your Anger May Be Justified, But It Is Not Effective

2020-02-13T09:56:49-08:00

It can be argued that anger is not a feeling, but a reaction to a feeling. * When your child says hurtful things to you, you feel sad, or hurt, and react by yelling at her to go to her room until she has something nice to say. * When your partner doesn't follow through [...]

Your Anger May Be Justified, But It Is Not Effective2020-02-13T09:56:49-08:00

Ever wonder if you are doing this parenting thing right?

2020-02-03T12:37:26-08:00

Me, too! I often hear parents like you tell me they feel so much guilt and fear on this parenting journey. Guilt that they aren't spending enough time with their kids, or giving them enough opportunities. Fear that they are saying or doing the wrong things. And, you know what? I feel those things, too! Which is [...]

Ever wonder if you are doing this parenting thing right?2020-02-03T12:37:26-08:00

One Phrase That Helps Prevent Yelling

2020-02-13T10:10:33-08:00

Do you ever think to yourself, “I wish I could stop yelling at my kids”? I get it! ​​​​​​​ Yelling was my vice, and the ensuing guilt was what motivated me to parent differently. ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​The thing is—when you are trying to do away with one behavior, you have to replace it with another, or you [...]

One Phrase That Helps Prevent Yelling2020-02-13T10:10:33-08:00

Love is a Choice, Not a Feeling

2019-11-04T13:42:28-08:00

I’ve been thinking about something my wise aunt once said to me that was very mind-boggling to my then-16-year-old-brain: “Love is not a feeling, it is a choice.” Twenty-five years later, it now makes perfect sense. All of those Hallmark Christmas movies we recently binged on (or was that just me???) might make us question [...]

Love is a Choice, Not a Feeling2019-11-04T13:42:28-08:00

Choosing Love through Empathy and Compassion

2019-11-05T11:32:11-08:00

How did you do with last week’s challenge?  Did you choose love by being aware of, and  expressing appreciation for, the people in your life?  What about yourself – did you choose to love yourself by acknowledging a job well done, or by congratulating yourself for holding your tongue when you could have just as easily exploded at [...]

Choosing Love through Empathy and Compassion2019-11-05T11:32:11-08:00
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