Archive for August, 2011

Address Bullying With Jiu-Jitsu

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Earlier this week, I saw an article headline about bullying and jiu-jitsu. I finally read it and was pretty impressed.

Spouse Of A Depressed Person – Facing Tough Reality

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Today a read a new comment on the post “When a Depressed Spouse Refuses Help” and was inspired to write a long response. It got long enough that I decided to make it a separate post for everyone to see more easily.

School Transitions – Checking In With You

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

School finally started for us here and we’re still working on some transitions. Just checking in with you to see how you and your family members are adjusting to everything.

Cut The Clutter To Help Back To School Transition

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

‘Tis the season for school transitions, and I’m running into a lot of clutter in my house. Clutter in the closets, clutter in the dressers, clutter in the garage, clutter in the storage room, even the laundry room and the pantry. Projects-in-progress, off-season clothes, clothes that don’t fit, the leftovers from the county fair – and I can easily imagine what it will be like when the constant influx of school papers starts soon.

A Double Scoop Of Parenting Advice Articles

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Hello everyone! Today you’re getting a double scoop of parenting advice articles. I found it a little amusing that these articles both came to my attention in the same week.

iCarly Shows Episode With Mental Institution – Stigma Reinforced?

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Wow – lots of things to get to this week in the world of mental health. For today, I want to react to an upcoming episode of iCarly that I saw advertised.

How To Stop An Argument With Your Child

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Stop Arguing With Your Kid

Yeah, I know.  That headline makes it sound too easy.  I’m not implying that within this post lies the magic secret to perfect peace with your children.  Conflict is normal and not every conflictual conversation is an argument.  I’m keeping this really simple not because it’s easy to do, but because it is difficult.  Emotions can run strong when you and your child start to argue.  It’s so easy to get sucked in, so I want you to have a simple concept to keep you focused.

Here’s an example of a typical argument-starter you might encounter:

“Jeff, it’s time to get ready for bed.”

“What? That isn’t fair!  Why did she get to stay up so late?”


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