The Good Ole Days!!!
Who remembers “the good ole days?” I admit that I am not old enough to have lived during the good ole days era. One of the current presidential candidates keeps referring to “the good ole days.” How he would like for things to be as they were during the good ole days. Who is the candidate? […]
Parenting in the Age of Entitlement
The self-efficacy beliefs of parents and collective efficacy of teachers transcends to adolescents and their belief systems. The need for attention and recognition is a rising problem in the US culture. Adults modeling good behaviors and attitudes produce more productive results in the mimicked behaviors from the children without expectation of praise and rewards. The […]
From Reacting to Responding
Being able to move from reacting to responding can be a challenging feat. Honestly, both seem pretty comparable because we often use the words interchangeably; but when using in practice, they are quite different. Reacting is usually an impulsive, emotional action. For example, your husband cheats on you. You are angry and hurt. You […]
Who’s The Parent?
Recent events have caused me to question who is the parent in certain situations. A week ago I encountered a mother and her son at the grocery store. The son could not have been more than 8 years old if that. He wanted his mother to buy him something and I am assuming she said […]
Comprise is an important part of life. By definition, to compromise is an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions or to accept standards that are lower than is desirable. No successful relationship can have either party giving less than 50%. My grandmother used to say “make […]
Grief and Loss: What To Say
Watching and supporting a family member or beloved friend experience grief and loss can be difficult. I know firsthand. Two people I adore and love are experiencing painful losses, and there have been many times that I wanted to do something to help them, but all I can offer is a listening ear. There […]
Women’s Expectations of Themselves
Women are being sold a bill of goods and most of it buy it without questioning if its good for our mental and emotional well-being. It’s the bill of goods that mass and social media is selling us. I have often found in my counseling work and in my social life that women’s expectations […]