Category Archives: Parenting

Change What Doesn’t Work

From time to time we have others suggest that we change something about our lives or ourselves if it doesn’t appear to work for us anymore. They see us from a different viewpoint and call attention to how stuck we … Continue reading

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To-Do Lists for Kids

Yesterday I read a Dear Abby letter that made lots of sense. The story a 62-year old grandfather of a 5-year old granddaughter shared was sweet, and insightful. His strategy for sharing a day with his granddaughter resulted in a … Continue reading

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Managing Stress

What is stress?  Stress is the common, nonspecific response to the demands and the wear and tear of whatever happens to a living being.  It is a generalized physiological and psychological reaction to anything that threatens a person’s survival. Traumatic … Continue reading

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