“We have a plan!” I’ve heard that at many workplace meetings when the team assembled to prevent or solve a problem. To reduce your family stress and increase your family’s resilience begin to have regular Family Meetings. Too many families wait until there is a serious issue before coming together to discuss making changes. Most businesses, faith, volunteer, […]
Although being a single parent can be rewarding or a relief from an unfulfilling or unhappy relationship, it often has significant challenges. Challenges can include financial constraints as well as time management, needing to juggle work, parenting, and other responsibilities all at once. Social isolation can create feeling of cut-off from peers due to the lack […]
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.
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.
Resilience protects youth from teenage problems. Help ease growing pains by improving your parental communication and connection. It just make all the difference!
Dwayne Peace’s book, Parenting With Eyes Wide Open is an interweave of his past police work, his interactions with students, parents and others!
It is an era of the over-indulged child. Here we explore how we might build resilience while encouraging the development of responsible children.
Leaders know. Those who hire business coaches know. Big Brothers and Sisters know. They know our lives are influenced by other people and we can speed being and doing our best when we choose resilient and healthy role models. Yet, many of us give little thought to the idea of having role models. There is […]
She bent down and tied up her 9-year-old’s shoe strings. Remarkably, the little guy is a bright, and potentially capable, boy. Millennials (those born between the mid-1990s to early 2000s) are often times called The Me Me Me Generation. They tend to be over-protected from challenge, consequences, and tears. As the family researcher, Jean Illsley […]
Every Mother’s Day, her phone rings off the hook! Jamie Thomson, from a small Southern Alberta community, demonstrates resilience, mother love, and an open door to youth. Jamie goes beyond the term, good enough mother. I met Jamie, while taking an online Positive Psychology course. She has given me permission to give you a taste […]