Transform Your Self-Talk

Have you ever walked around your home complaining about yourself? Do you tend to talk negatively when you refer to your behavior, body, attitude, and so on? Negative self-talk is rampant in our society today. There is so much pressure to live up to a certain image, an image of “perfection,” in which we constantly…

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Eat, Talk, and Connect

When I was young, I remember our mealtime very clearly. We sat together at 6 pm every single night, all 6 of us: my parents, 3 siblings, and me. My mom and dad began the meal by passing food around, as we all helped ourselves. After that, children were seen at the table but not…

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Grandparenting; a new perspective

Being a grandparent is one of the most exciting roles in my life. If you are a grandparent, perhaps you would agree. However, it is a challenge for me to be a grandparent and not share my knowledge and wisdom of parenting that I gained through experience and in my work in the field of…

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Breaking the generational link

Sadly, there is quite a bit of dysfunction in many families. What I mean by that is impairment in the function of a system, the family system. In my practice as a parent coach and educator, I often hear parents talk about the dysfunction that they grew up in with their own families. Many times…

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Small Change, Big Effect

Tune In and Tone Down. No matter what the age of your child, when you make a change or do something different, it affects the dynamics of the relationship. For example, if you are one to raise your voice very quickly when things get out of hand, the more you become aware of your emotions…

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Words Carry Weight

When it comes to our language, what we say and how we say it are both important. When we speak from a reactionary place, with fear, anxiety and/or negativity, our children absorb those emotions. If we regularly react to our child’s curiosity – such as looking at something breakable or picking up something that might…

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Live Moment to Moment

In speaking with one of my clients, I was reminded that every day and every moment of the day is a new moment, and a bulb went off in my head. This is something I practice in my life right now, but that wasn’t always the case. Years ago, I held onto situations in my…

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