COMPLAINING OR USEFUL FEEDBACK? Point of view can make a difference…

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Complaint or Useful Information?


Has someone been complaining about your child?
Maybe it’s the neighbor who thinks there’s way too much noise in your home. Or the teacher who has let you know there are challenges at school and that your child needs to do the homework, be less talkative, comply with school rules, etc. Or perhaps it’s a complete stranger in the market, telling you to discipline your child!


Have some family members let you know that they have complaints about how you are raising your child? Complaints they feel the need to communicate to you loudly and frequently? With the implication that you can’t possibly be a good parent, since you obviously don’t know the “right” way to raise your child?

It can be tough being a parent. You do the very best you can, and you certainly don’t expect that others may think that your best efforts just aren’t enough.  Keep reading…..

NEED SOME HELP? Sometimes that conversation seems tougher than it needs to be!

Over the years, I’ve had many clients who have difficulty asking for what they need. And our work around that involves more than just finding an understanding of why that happens. Insight is nice – but tends not to quite be … Keep reading…..

THE STORIES IN OUR HISTORY: Telling your story can mean writing about what matters and sharing with courage!

Today turned out to be so much better than I’d expected. Tired, way too busy, and not feeling very social, I almost passed on being part of a magnificent experience! But, I’d made a commitment and couldn’t think of a … Keep reading…..

Adult Children of Angry Families: Can We Really All Get Along?

Does this sound familiar? It’s time again for one of those obligatory family get-togethers. An important birthday, a special event, a major holiday – whatever the reason, you’re faced with one more day of the same old conflict, those familiar … Keep reading…..