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 […]
Mindfulness and Meditation: The Hot Trend
In 2015 the mindfulness and meditation became the latest hot trend. The mindfulness and meditation industry raked in nearly $1 billion, according to research by IBISWorld in 2015! Why all the sudden has the meditation and mindfulness industry exploded? First lets look at what we’re talking about: Meditation is not a new practice it’s been around […]
Working Towards Your Best!
“I still fall on my face sometimes And I can’t color inside the lines Cause I’m perfectly incomplete I’m still working on my masterpiece And I, I wanna hang with the greats Got a way to go, but it’s worth the wait No, you haven’t seen the best of me I’m still working on […]