November 27, 2019

3 S's Of Successful Parenting Self-Reflection - Most therapists and coaches tell us it is impossible to change someone else.(Lord knows I have tried in vain many times!) This road only leads to frustration and disappointment.  What if people treat yo...

November 20, 2019

My son Tyler was 3. I had put him in the shopping cart hoping to contain him because I needed to rush in and rush out of the grocery store. (Bad idea. Rushing always creates tension that often leads to power struggles. ) I had put a few items in my cart wh...

May 14, 2019

Thirteen year old Anthony told his parents to pick him up in front of the school at 4 because he was staying after to finish a project for school. When mom arrived several minutes early, she found Anthony hanging out with some kids in a vacant lot next to...

February 26, 2019

My father was very stoic, insensitive and used force to make us behave. My father was pretty typical of that era. But now things have changed. We no longer want a man that is forceful and has a "father knows best" attitude. Today, we want a man that is in...

February 12, 2019

If you are a person who is naturally open-hearted and generous, no can be an unnatural stretch. If you are one of those who really longs to be liked, it's more than a stretch!

It may be tough to dish out a no because of the wake it can leave behind. We...