Breaking: You Can Have Your Family Back If You Chose To Get Off the Treadmill

A-Matrix-for-21st-century-familiesYou’re on life’s thread-mill, exchanging time for dollars…running faster and faster just to stay in one place.

Your grandparents used to bring home less pay. Yet they had more leisure time and lived fairly comfortable lives by world standards. More importantly, they raised an entire family with hardly a glitch.

We’ve gotten amazing technology. The entire planet is starting to boom financially. How has mankind gotten worse off in the midst of the most spectacular growth-period in history?

This is the picture your life is made of, and you know something’s terribly wrong with it. But like most other folks, you accepted it even while having that vague, unsettling suspicion all this isn’t quite right. And it’s not just the picture of your life either…it’s the entire frickin’ canvas everyone’s life is woven into. It’s big and you feel it’s staring you straight in the face but you still can’t put a single finger on it.« Continue »

How To Master Ninja Parenting Tricks and Skills Like a Boss.

Get your TLP Survey done picIt’s the world’s best kept secret… hiding in plain sight.

And it’s making you more than just a little angry.  It’s too big an issue, too important… means too much to so many…the proverbial elephant in the room that’s so big, we just assumed it was a hairy wall and the room was supposed to be THIS small!

Downright crazy!

Every blog, every magazine, every online advice column on parenting hints at it. But no one comes out plain and just tells it like it is.

I’m not talking about those mommy blogs that promote freebies mind you. I’m talking about outfits that talk about how to parent… how to teach kids the important life skills, attitudes, values and habits that will make them win at this thing called life.« Continue »

Using Communication Skills–Are You Shooting Your Parent-Child Relationshop In the Foot?

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????True story:

I use all the tools I can muster to get a teenager to talk to me… often after days of building a relationship and getting him to trust me.

Finally, I get him to open up about the issue that landed him in my office.  Then I go through my little spiel about the one person in the world that really has his best interest at heart, and would go to the ends of the world and back for him.. his parents.

It’s tricky to pull off if you’re not aware, but responsible parents can maintain their influence on how teens think, and prevent negative influences. All too often though, the reply breaks my heart.« Continue »

How To Make Parenting Simple

brainpower is universal

Power to transcend

The most horrific nightmare is where something goes really REALLY wrong and your child dies.

The only time you dreamed it, you didn’t sleep much. You woke up sweating, and it disturbed you to your core. You still shiver down your spine thinking about it.

Why does it unsettle you so? It’s just a stupid nightmare, isn’t it?

You feel your head hanging. Eyes closed, you breathe through your open mouth, and allow your thoughts to rest a while on your boy.  That’s my flesh and blood. God … I love him.  

You already sense the answer. Things aren’t right between you. The nightmare feels like a dark warning. It disturbs you with that nauseous, panicky feeling that lingers too long in the back of your mind.

You let your mind go there; you sense what you have to do, but you’re always trying. It never quite works out how you want it, and time is never enough. It’s frustrating.« Continue »

What They Never Taught Us About Intelligence And Success

hard road to success“I only want to help my children to go further than I did.”

I bet you used to hear that from parents as often as I did while growing up.  I bet that now, you know how they felt.

You send them to school, monitor their progress, and guide them as best you can. But there are lots of highly educated folks in the world still struggling.

You try your best to discipline them.. to teach them the value of hard work, and living right. You know that this gives them a better chance in life. But the world’s hardest workers remain poor. They never get to reap the benefits of their labor.

And when things take a turn for the worse in your own life… a bad economy… a relationship that’s not working the way it should.. a position on the job you deserved that was given to someone else… it’s really tough sometimes.  And so many things are beyond your control, no matter what you do, it might still be even harder for your children.

Well here’s the thing. It doesn’t have to be that way.  There might be a way to give them a better shot.

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