When parents make the shift from controller/dictator/punisher to mentor/teacher/leader they will stop trying to control behavior and will start trying to teach why and how to behave. Kindness in this process is not weakness. Kindness toward our kids also does not automatically mean the kids run the show. It simply means that we recognize kid's… Continue reading Are You a Coach or a Dictator?
Counseling is a big part of our life these days. One of the things our counselor brought up was that kids "this age" don't know who they are, or what they like, or think of the world. That got my wheels turning (like that's news). I got to thinking of all the journals you can… Continue reading Who Are You?