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Why Is This So Hard?

You just can’t win. Happens every frickin’ time.  Just when you thought things are finally turning around, something else again. She’s being rude and argumentative to every request you make. What’s a parent to do in a situation like that? You don’t have time for this!  Back in the day, she’d get a taste of your belt.

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 Unseen Bug In Our Parenting Culture

Over the last thousand years or so we developed parenting traditions suited for their times. If you look closely, these traditions served our societies well in days gone by, and some still do. Many of them however, no longer have a place in modern society. We need to ‘upgrade’ those traditions. After all, parenting is […]

How To Make Parenting Simple

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? […]

What They Never Taught Us About Intelligence And 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 […]