Disagreements abound in relationships from politics to parenting. In Parent Effectiveness Training, Thomas Gordon states “Parents don’t have to put up a “United Front.” Let me offer some perspective and possible options.
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Parenthood is a profound journey, marked by a multitude of emotions and challenges. It’s a path where love, responsibility, and self-discovery frequently converge. In a recent discussion with a client, the intricacies of motherhood were highlighted and we decided this role extends well beyond nurturing and care. This mother’s inner struggle with guilt and responsibility […]
In 1972 our dear sixteen-year-old daughter, Kelly, ran away from home and joined Satan’s Choice biker gang. Kelly was not only a youth at risk, she also acted out on many bizarre and life-threatening behaviors. She acquired forty convictions, many physical wounds, and three children fathered by drug dealers. We now know Kelly lives with Fetal […]
Children learn to bully! We contribute to others being bullied when we model disrespect, judgement, unmanaged anger, name calling and acts of aggression.
Mental Health Tips for Kids evolved out of a video series called Ask Patricia about Mental Health. Indeed, all of us, no matter our age, are vulnerable to mental health challenges.
Relationship cut-offs are painful. They can trigger feelings of hurt, helplessness, hopelessness, and rejection. But here is help to repair a relationship.
Acting-Up Teenager by Bayard and Bayard has guided parents in dealing with their acting-up teenager or adult child.
This is my mother tribute! When Mary Cook McLaughlin, my mother died, I lost a parent who not only loved me but inspired me with her resilience.
Are you a “committed and open minded” parent or wonder how to improve your capacity to parent a teen? Dr. Reginald Bibby, a sociologist offers some guidance.
At our Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) coaching sessions and meetings we explore many topics including choosing to respond, not react.
In-law challenges are high on the list of distress to coupleships. It’s hard to have a resilient and intimate partnership if you have to deal with a resentful or interviewing in-law, often the notorious mother-in-law. Regrettably women seem more frequently to have mother-in-laws who are interfering and inordinately critical.
Here we will explore three ways you can effectively strengthen your grandchildren’s resilience. Yes, Grandparent connection makes a positive difference.