Encouragement, Praise and Empowerment There is a big difference between praise and encouragement. Many parents, employers and mentors do not know what to say that will motivate and empower others. As a parent educator and family coach for over 25 years, I have seen and experienced this confusion in my own life and the lives […]
Empathy, Emotions and Understanding for Other People When we have empathy, we understand that other people are emotional beings and their emotions are affected by every experience in life. We also understand that while we may have had similar experiences, we really have no idea exactly how they feel. Empathy is much different from sympathy. […]
Sounding Board and Master Mind. I can literally mark the day my income started climbing and my mind shifted to a new level. It was when I joined a master mind of successful people. You do not bring problems or whine about situations to the group, but instead ask for insight and guidance. The idea […]
We all want people to love and approve of us. We hunger to be connected to friends and family. Many people become “people pleasers” trying to be accepted by others in their lives. As a parent educator and family coach I have seen children who want approval so much that they will comply with the […]
Set An Intention To Move Forward The fact that you are reading this book or article tells me that you want to move forward in life. You have already set that intention when you picked it up and started reading. Without verbalizing it, you may have subconsciously thought “I want to do more, be more, […]
The majority of learning disable adolescents do not have social skills and the ability to communicate in order to stop the teasing. Self esteem and confidence is not easy to come by in any teenager, but may be especially lacking in those who have severe physical or learning abilities.
There is an excellent story in the Boston Herald today on bullying. Are school administrators doing enough to stop hazing, or is this something is a normal part of growing up and they need to focus on reading and math? Comment at http://www.cyberbullyinghelp.com
Internet is Great Resource- But Be Careful Mostly the Internet is useful and fun and definitely here to stay. But I recommend keeping the Internet access on a family computer in a communal area, like a living room, rather than in children’s bedrooms. Kids might protest, but you are the parents. It is much better […]
The term cyberbullying did not exist a decade ago but mean people did. Cyberbullying is the repeated use of technology to harass, humiliate or threaten others. The techniques and styles of bullying have changed but the cruelty and power struggles are still going on in schools internationally. Bullies are not limited to the classroom, hall […]
Though children and young adults will get mixed or conflicting messages from the television, magazine and friends, they need you to set and enforce clear, respectful rules and limits. They need to know that you expect them to do and be their best. By providing this guidance you will help them learn how to be […]
My husband and I read the local Missoula newspaper each morning at breakfast. It is called the Missoulian and has some of the finest writers and photo journalists in the country. Many come here to the University Of Montana for the school of journalism and then stay because of the beautiful country and caring community. […]
Most kids recognize hazing when it happens to others, but do not speak up when it is happening to them. Does it build character or contempt? Imbalance of power.
Have you smiled and walked away when someone told a joke about “fags?” Were you aware that the number one insult between teenage boys has to do with sexual orientation? When you read the news of young teens killing themselves, do you not think it has anything to do with you? When you see celebrities […]