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Texting on Cell Phones Main Line of Communication For Teens

Texting on Cell Phones Main Line of Communication For Teens

Why do Children Become Cyberbullies The reasons children cyberbully each other are many. Sometimes children are holding a grudge against their victim, or want to emotionally hurt another. Sometimes they act out of boredom as a child seeks a new form of entertainment. Sometimes kids fight back against being bullied by becoming bullies themselves. How […]

What can we do to make our kids more likeable

What can we do to make our kids more likeable

Nothing touches the heartstrings of a parent or teacher more than the plaintive cry “nobody likes me” or “I don’t have any friends.” We wish there were something we could do to insure the child will be, if not the most popular, at least included in the games on the playground. Actually, there is something […]

New Ways Of Responding To Bullies

New Ways Of Responding To Bullies

Welcome. We are glad you are choosing to spend your precious time with CyberBullyingHelp.com We will bring you tips,advice and encouragement. We want to be on your support team. Empower Yourself and Your Children Next time you are watching cartoons or a video with your kids have them monitor the body language. You may need […]

T E A R S – Tragedy into Triumph

T E A R S – Tragedy into Triumph

The chemical makeup of the tears that frequently accompany great emotions Is different depending on feeling or emotion we are having.  Contrary to what some people may think, crying tears is an important part of cleansing the body and cells of the stress we are dealing with. Tom, a client on a Masterminding call, taught […]

Helping Others-Natural Compassion

Helping Others-Natural Compassion

Sometimes, helping others is as automatic as breathing. It comes natural for many people. They radiate nurturance and acceptance to those they come in contact with during their daily journey. Those who have open hearts and giving spirits tend to reach out to others in a caring way. They have an instinctive response when they […]

Saying Goodbye to a Loved One Who is Dying

Saying Goodbye to a Loved One Who is Dying

Standing at the bedside of a parent or friend who is in the process of transitioning out of this life is not an experience most people prepare for and many find overwhelming. You can be so traumatized that you neglect the opportunity to tell that person how you truly feel. Sharing and listening can be […]

Sing Away Sadness

Sing Away Sadness

Climb every Mountain.. The Hills are alive with the Sound of Music… Can you see Julie Andrews on the Mountain side raising her arms and her voice as she encouraged the Von Trapp family to keep going in the face of adversity. It really doesn't matter how well you can sing or even if you […]

Mother’s Day Message to Adult Children

Mother’s Day Message to Adult Children

  Dear Loved Ones: I want you to know that when you were growing up, I always got a knot in my stomach when Mother’s Day was coming up.  On that Sunday every year when I yelled and prodded and threatened you if you didn’t get ready, my mind was kind of hoping we would […]

Indigo Children – Born To Lead Hard To Manage

Indigo Children – Born To Lead Hard To Manage

As I travel the country teaching workshops for parents, teachers and day care providers I often ask them if they recognize Auntie Artichoke enjoys working with the parents of Indigo Children the Indigo Children. These children are not content to color in the lines or glue macaroni on paper. They are very bright but also […]

Strength and Weakness-Become Stronger in Weak Places

Strength and Weakness-Become Stronger in Weak Places

Strength and Weakness – Become Stronger in Weak Places As a business owner, parent educator, parent and volunteer in the community, I have had an opportunity to see strengths and weakness in many people. Our children have had sports coaches who made them feel great about themselves whether they won or lost the game. These […]

Explaining Death And Dying To Children

Explaining Death And Dying To Children

A positive attitude and clear answers will help. Hello from beautiful Montana: What is death? What does Dead Mean? These questions are some of the hardest for parents to answer, especially because most have not examined their own feelings, emotions and believe systems around death and dying. Most of the parents I teach in parenting […]

Grief Work is Hard Work – Take Time To Heal

Grief Work is Hard Work – Take Time To Heal

Hello from Montana: Most people get very nostalgic because their minds and Bereavement and Grief are hard work. Be clear in setting boundaries and what you need from others. give yourself time to heal from loss. hearts are triggered by sights, sounds, smells and events.  Smelling of pine trees reminds them of the Christmas when Grandpa brought […]

Set Your Boundaries & Communicate What You Need

Set Your Boundaries & Communicate What You Need

Greetings from beautiful Montana; Boundaries are not fences to keep friends and family out, but rather guidelines on where we, personally, feel the most comfortable.  Many people are hesitant to set boundaries for fear of hurting feelings or causing resentments.  However, people are not mind readers and do not know what you want and don’t […]

Loss of a Pet – Burial or Cremation

Loss of a Pet – Burial or Cremation

Hello from beautiful Montana: The loss of a beloved pet and best friend is devastating. In interviewing hundreds of pet owners and sharing their stories, it is plain to see that the loss of a pet may trigger many other emotions about relationships, both animal and human. The final days of your pet’s life may […]

Children, Adolescents, and Loss

Children, Adolescents, and Loss

Hello from beautiful Montana; Do children, adolescents, and young people experience loss differently than adults?  Do they mourn the loss of a pet the same way they would grieve the loss of a grandparent or sibling? Do they bounce back from a significant loss as easily as the adults around them previously thought? What is Grief, Mourning and Bereavement? […]

Young Adults and Teens Deal With Death of a Pet

Young Adults and Teens Deal With Death of a Pet

Young Adults Who Lose a Pet Teens and “Tweens” are always dealing with zig-zagging emotions. The beloved pet may have offered friendship when all other relationships were changing. The loss of a pet to this age group can be particularly hard.  The Pet may have been a source of unconditional love and companionship during childhood. […]

Disbelief About Death of a Loved One

Disbelief About Death of a Loved One

The days and weeks following the death of a loved one, whether human or  a beloved animal companion, may pass in a blur.  It is human nature to want to wish away grief with disbelief. It is possible for belief and disbelief to operate in our sub conscious minds at the same time. There is […]

A Really Good Dog Story

A Really Good Dog Story

Hello from Montana: My friend sent me this story this morning because she knew I was collecting stories about death of pets.  This is a great story. Have your Kleenex handy. They told me the big > black Lab’s name was Reggie as I looked at him lying in > his pen. The shelter was […]

Death in The Family Brings Out Best and Worst In All Of Us

Death in The Family Brings Out Best and Worst In All Of Us

Hello from beautiful Montana.  Death of family members brings out the best and worst in how we act and react to bad news. For those of us who are Baby Boomers, deaths in the family are becoming more and more routine. Cousins who never have time to come to family reunions or wedding celebrations are […]

5 Tips for Family Resilience- Bounce Back From Adversity

5 Tips for Family Resilience- Bounce Back From Adversity

5 Tips for Family Resilience- Bounce Back From Adversity Family resilience is the ability to bounce back from the adversities and bad luck that befall us.  No family or individual is immune from misfortune and tragedy. Daily life is filled with challenges to individual members of the family and sometimes to the family unit itself. […]

3 Ways Women Give Away Their Power

3 Ways Women Give Away Their Power

3 Ways Women Give Away Their Power What is power anyway? How does one get it and how does one give it away? What three words come to mind when I say power?  Is it control? Is it domination?  Is energy, as in turning on the electrical power? By focusing on control or domination, we […]

Aunt or Auntie? Wise Women Who Love You

Aunt or Auntie? Wise Women Who Love You

What Is An Auntie? Is it Different From An Aunt? Do you have an Auntie? I hope so because everybody deserves to have someone in their lives who will encourage, support and think they are wonderful. Many people have asked me about my title of Auntie Artichoke. Whose aunt am I? Do I have many […]

Success or Failure -Teeter Totter

Success or Failure -Teeter Totter

Success Or Failure- Teeter-Totter   Recently I needed a see-saw or teeter-totter as a visual for a video I was doing on balance. Aside from the fact it was very hard to find (don’t children play with small toys anymore) it represented how opposite things are in life. For instance, success and failure are both […]