Category Archives: Glimpses

Time it Right—Waiting–Part I

WAITING is a most useful tool for having a conversation with your teenager.  Especially your child whom you are about to throttle, take away all privileges Forever, and never-ever again allow to ride with another teenage driver.  The same child … Continue reading

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Changing Beliefs and Behaviors–the Silent Way

Picture the funniest cartoon you’ve ever seen as a family trying to give the family mutt a bath.  That mutt is doing everything to change anyone’s notion that dogs love water.  Pulling, jumping, growling, twisting, eyeball’s rolled back and ears … Continue reading

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The Difficult ADULT Group Dynamic

“Be nice.” “Take turns.” “Share.” “Make friends.” “Have fun.” You would think that the above statements/requests were from Mom to child.  Especially a child between the ages of four and six. What if I said that I thought of these … Continue reading

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12-year-old’s perspective on the Reality of Evening News

“But Mom, it’s reality,” says her 12-year-old son. “It used to be called the “Evening News,” answers Mom. He shakes his wise head, as if his mother lives in another world.  He feels sorry for her.  She is beyond his … Continue reading

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Happiness Factors?

One of the criteria for selecting “The Top Ten Happiest Cities” in the United States was based upon the aches and pains being suffered by the interviewees. “Respondents were asked to weigh in on whether they had any health issues … Continue reading

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May Mayhem

Overheard at the our little Library this past week: “There’s March Madness.  And Easter Break in April.  Now we have May Mayhem,” said the beleaguered-looking patron. “May Mayhem?” asked the Librarian. “It’s the end of the school year.  So we … Continue reading

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Glimpse of a Talking Parent

Here’s my common story: When my child has made a poor choice, I mentally pinch myself and realize that I would better serve my child and my communication with NOT reacting emotionally to my child’s poor choices.  So I start … Continue reading

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