Category Archives: Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting Sometimes, we as parents get so caught up in the business of being parents, that we forget that everyone in the family is human.  We all make mistakes, we are all learning, and not one of us is … Continue reading

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26 Years of Parenting

As of today, I have been a parent for 26 years.  Most of those were good, actually all the years were good, but we sure did have some rough moments.  Let me take some time to review a few of … Continue reading

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Effective Journaling

Tips on Effective Journaling I am a big believer in Journaling.  It allows you to tell your story, keep in it in a safe place and review it later if needed.  When you put your thoughts down on paper, you … Continue reading

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Navigating a Broken System

Trying to navigate a system that is broken is difficult.  Trying to navigate that same system while under stress is nearly impossible.  How do you explain the behaviours you’re witnessing effectively enough to get someone’s attention? I know the struggle.  … Continue reading

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Surviving Life with a Teenager

Surviving Life with a Teenager Back when we were teens Twenty-five – thirty years ago, the world was a different place.  The internet was in it’s infancy, cellphones were massive & usually installed in your car and satellite dishes were … Continue reading

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Are You Excited To Go Home Every Night?

Remember When…. …….this relationship first started; full of curiosity, excitement, joy? ……The hopes & dreams that flooded your heart when you first held your child in your arms? …….You & your partner watched your child achieve all those first milestones; … Continue reading

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Why I Do What I Do?

I do this because I don’t want your family to go through what my family went through.  I do this because I want to help you avoid the hard lessons I had to learn.  I do this because I don’t … Continue reading

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Why do I suggest a Family Approach

Family Approach I receive calls all the time about way-ward teens and a family in distress from parents at their wits-end, trying to figure how to control this child who refuses to go to school, get a job or is … Continue reading

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What Do You Believe?

I have several philosophies that guide me through life and every obstacle that is presented to me. Feeling stuck is a sign that it’s time for change. Even the tiniest step is possible, is progress. You don’t have it all … Continue reading

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The Day My Child Lost Her Joy

THE DAY MY CHILD LOST HER JOY In an especially chaotic rush out the door to go on a family vacation, I sat in the passenger seat fuming. Mad because I didn’t have time to put the dishes in the … Continue reading

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