Archive for the ‘Responsibility’ Category

Parenting kids towards dependence and emotional crippling

Lawnmower parenting is it! It’s the relatively new term and concept that has pushed aside the helicopter parent of today.  It’s similar but may be even more overt in the damage it can do to our children and teens. What is it?  It’s getting rid of, plowing through and removing every obstacle and unsightly mess.  […]

The Skill of Listening

We as human beings all have a need to be seen, heard, understood and validated.  There’s nothing like that feeling when we can say, ‘she gets me’.  It’s like a balm that penetrates the soul and makes us feel connected and less alone. Listening is a very powerful tool but unfortunately not well utilized.  It […]

Do you want to make your children safe or strong?

I’m in the middle of reading Jordan Peterson’s extremely thought-provoking book, 12 Rules For Life:  An Antidote To Chaos.  This is no fluff or quick-read self-helpy book; rather it’s a slow, deep read that really stretches your brain.  One chapter at a time is all I can do.  It feels great reading something that stretches […]


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