If you are a parent, you may have discovered that each child is different and requires unique parenting techniques. Our children are people with varying natures, experiences, emotions and personalities. It makes sense that they have different needs that require different … [Read more...] about Parenting Children with Trauma
This past week my dog became fixated with something on his tail. We noticed that he would constantly try to lick or chew on one spot. After many failed attempts to redirect and try to keep him from doing it, the spot kept getting worse. We figured he got bit or stung by … [Read more...] about Let Your Wounds Heal
I just got back from summer vacation with our kids. I’ve written about them before, they’re boys aged 14 and 11 years. We’re currently in the throw of raising a teenager, and all the joys that go along with adolescence and ‘coming of age’. Although we had a great time, I was … [Read more...] about Where Did My Sweet Kid Go?
In relationship, any kind of relationship, more often than not, making assumptions leads to poor communication and misunderstanding. Assumptions hurt. As a counselor, coach, and manager I am often in front of two people who have completely different versions of the same story. … [Read more...] about Assumptions Hurt
Have you ever been around someone who seems to have an Eeyore-like ability to find something negative in nearly every situation? Are they just THAT unhappy? Or are they trying to make everyone else miserable? Or maybe you are the one who always looks at the glass half-empty, a … [Read more...] about Looking at the Glass Half Empty
This last weekend marked the end of our sons’ baseball seasons. Putting up their gear, I paused as I put their bats up on the rack in the garage. Since the age of 5, our oldest has gone through a dozen bats during his nine years of playing, each hanging on this rack like a … [Read more...] about Getting Gritty: Teaching Resilience To Our Kids