Parenthood is a journey filled with myriad emotions and challenges. It’s a path where love, responsibility, and self-discovery often converge. A recent conversation with a client brought to light the complexities of motherhood, reminding me that it’s a role that extends far beyond nurturing and care. Her inner turmoil of grappling with guilt and responsibility […]
Childhood, adolescent, and sometimes adult experiences can create core negative beliefs. In childhood, these beliefs can be planted by the absence of parental or caregiver attention and security.
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 […]
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.
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.
At our Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) coaching sessions and meetings we explore many topics including choosing to respond, not react.
Here we will explore three ways you can effectively strengthen your grandchildren’s resilience. Yes, Grandparent connection makes a positive difference.
Intergenerational resilience is about empowering younger and older. I have experienced four generations from daughter, mother, grandmother, and now great-grandmother.
Christmas excitement, hype, and expectations can create anxiety in children. Here is a simple and powerful solution. Add calm to your Christmas routines.
You are not alone if you are thinking, “I will rewrite my story of doom and gloom to rewrite my life as I wish it.” Good on you! You are among some celebrities.
Your biological parents cannot be switched. Your past cannot be changed. However, your perspective can change. Consider how you might forgive your parents.