Communication is Key It’s a new year and a new beginning for you and your children. This year, make a commitment to talk to your children more. Communication is key with children. Try the tips below for a healthier relationship with your children: Be available. Start conversations by sharing instead of asking a question. Find time each week for a … Read More
Do You Fight Fair?
Do You Fight Fair? 7 Ways to Recognize and Respect Your Partner’s Actions and Boundaries Being in a romantic relationship has many wonderful moments, and can be very fulfilling. It is not always easy though, and sometimes requires a great deal of work. It can be difficult to learn to read your partner’s signals, spoken and unspoken. Learning to recognize … Read More
Fiscally Ready for New Year?
I found this short article from Suze Orman and wanted to share: No-Sweat Fiscal Fitness Checklist Make just one small change each month, and by this time next year you’ll be in the best financial shape of your life. January: If your employer matches employee contributions to a 401(K), sign up now. Make sure you set aside enough to qualify … Read More
Do you teach your kids about being Truthful?
In reading “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield, one of the success priciples is based on telling the truth. Most of us avoid telling the truth because it’s uncomfortable. We are afriad of the consequences like making others feel uncomfortable, hurting their feelings, or risking them being angry. And yet, when we don’t tell the truth, and others don’t tell … Read More
No Crying in Baseball?
Recently at my grandson’s little league baseball game (ages 6,7 & 8), I was reminded of all of the games I attended for my son. Have you ever watched parents at a little league game? The parents are much more competitive than the kids, not realizing that the kids are watching their every move. And, yes, I was one of … Read More
Saving Money Q & A
This question came from Mary in New York: Q: I’m trying really hard to save extra money. What do you suggest? A: It is the little things in life that we do that can make the biggest difference: 1. Save your spare change in a large container. This is something all family members can contribute to. At the end of … Read More
Step Parent Q & A
The question came from Judy in Iowa: Q: I’m about to become a step mother to three children, but I don’t have any children of my own. What advice can you give me to help me with this transition? A: Judy – first of all, congratulations on your impending blended family. Many people cannot handle the thought of this type … Read More
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I’ve added a new category to my blog where readers can ask the author questions on Life Skills; Step parenting, or Surviving Teenagers. You can post questions here or email them to email@example.com and they will be answered here for all to see. So, how can I help you today?
Something to Ponder
This has been a round for a while, but it is definitely worth sharing. Please take time to read: SOMETHING TO PONDER: George Carlin George Carlin’s wife died early in 2008 and George followed her, dying in July 2008. An observation by George Carlin: The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter … Read More
What is “Universal” to You?
This week while on an interview with mylivingradio.com, which is an International Radio, I realized during the breaks that the music, no matter in what language, can be universal. They say love is universal. Which now has me wondering – what else is “universal” that we all can understand – no matter what language? I believe Art, in many different … Read More
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