The “Golden Ticket” to Support & Perspective

The “Golden Ticket” to Support & Perspective

The “Golden Ticket” to Support & Perspective “What am I supposed to do about my son?” “Why is this so hard? “Who can I talk to?” Parent conference weekend just wrapped up at Heritage, which was a marvelous opportunity for parents to rub shoulders with others in their same boat.  Aft ...

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Principle Centered Parenting, Finding Common Ground

Principle Centered Parenting, Finding Common Ground I was recently working with a set of parents who were frustrated with each other because of how the other was parenting. The father was very task oriented and was continually “hounding” (according to mom) their son to clean his room, do his homew ...

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It’s About Time! 10 Ways You Can Develop A Relationship With Your Teen.

It’s About Time! 10 Ways You Can Develop A Relationship With Your Teen. Life is busy! There is not enough time in the day to do everything that we want and need to do.  Trying to strengthen your relationship with your teen may be something you want to do but you just don’t feel you have the time for.  What if you mad ...

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Parental Guilt and Compassion Fatigue: Part 2/2

Parental Guilt and Compassion Fatigue: Part 2/2 Human empathy exposes us to a range of vulnerabilities that tend to physically and mentally break us down into parenting mush!  We lose our effectiveness, our parenting moxie, the belief that we should be better than we have become.  And the eviden ...

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Parental Guilt and Compassion Fatigue: Part 1

Parental Guilt and Compassion Fatigue: Part 1 Let’s just clear the table of the thanksgiving turkey and agree, all parents who remove their children from the home to residential care are empathetic !  Even if your teen has scolded you into believing otherwise. Because of your great capacity t ...

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