Today, we will discuss how to begin replacing those words, arguments, and negotiations with PARENT action. Action in the form of clear, predictable limits. Limits on options. Limits on foods. Limits on TV or video. Limits on playtime. Limits on misbehavior. And...
Whether adults, young siblings or older teens, you may often hear sometime like this, “It’s YOUR fault that I am upset!” (And please note, this is always your son, daughter, spouse, friend or relative…not you.)
This wise teaching has been around for generations. Many of you heard your parents, or grandparents, repeat this phrase many times when you were teenagers perhaps. At that time of life, many us were fond of offering lots of words to excuse our poor actions.
The craziness of life seems to be getting crazier. We try to squeeze more into each day, not only for ourselves but for our children.
Our minds seem to be incessantly creating questions to be answered. We engage in this inner dialogue, answering the inner questions and following the train of thought. Our energy and attention is controlled by the question!
Most of us end up wanting to improve some area of our lives, and thus we set goals. However, if we look at history, we find that many of us are notoriously poor at reaching our goals. We try new behavior patterns here and there, but then abandon the...
Everything matters. Some things matter more than others, of course, but quite honestly…everything matters. However, we somehow have learned to ignore the impact of our choices.
How many times have you sought out good information and then ignored it? You listened to an inspiring Ted talk and then forgot about it by bedtime. You read a moving blog post and shared it to all your friends but now you can’t even recall what it said.
I was traveling recently and had an interesting conversation with my new best friend for three hours. He was 68 years old and off to wind surf in Hawaii for two weeks. He offered the following comment, as I asked him about his greatest insight into life.
What, or rather, who is “The Director?” The Director is really the controller of all things good and right in the home.