Self-Abuse, Eating Disorders, and Addiction Watch out for signs of serious trouble, depression, or self-abusive behavior, especially in the teen years. Keep paying attention to what is going on, even if the child initially ignores you. The more trouble she is in, the more she will ignore you. Part of step parenting (all parenting) means persistently showing you care, … Read More
What is Your Approach to Life?
To Stress or Not to Stress Stress and worry is a normal part of life. In small quantities, stress is good — it can motivate you and help you be more productive. However, too much stress, or a strong response to stress, is harmful. Stress takes its toll on all of us to varying degrees, and how we deal with … Read More
If You Don’t Take Care of Yourself – Who Will?
Most of my life has been spent trying to please and take care of others. I never realized that if I did not take good care of myself, I would not be able to take care of my family. Taking time out to do something for yourself does not make you a selfish person, regardless of what others say. You … Read More
Where’s Your Focus?
Are the events in your life controlling you, or are you controlling them? Did you know the amount of stress you feel is directly related to how in control you feel about your life? Why do we allow things to take control of us? Why do we choose to focus on things we can’t control – past or present? Everyone … Read More