Finding Balance in Your Life

Download Pie of Life family game. This is a fun little exercise that I present in my positive parenting class. This activity will offer you a visual glance of where your current life style is and where you would like it to be. On the handout called Your Pie of Life; graph what your life

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How would you define stress?

Let me offer you this example: Stress is what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to. When you feel stress, your body responds as though you are in danger, your heart rate goes up, you breathe faster and you even get a burst of energy. This is what we

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Advice on keeping yourself organized with back to school routine

Did you and your children survive the first week back to school? How was routine setting? Getting children to bed on time and up early enough to have a good breakfast before they headed off to school? Scheduling reading and homework time? Making lunches and prepping dinner for the next day? I was also off

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“Tears, Tantrums and Turmoil”

I attended a workshop presented by Deborah MacNamara, called, “ Tears, Tantrums and Turmoil.” She discussed the basic idea of being with your child when they are sad or frustrated and allowing the child to register why they are feeling this emotion. For example, as parents, we say the word “no,” which children do not

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Qualities That You Love About Your Partner

Qualities That You Love About Your Partner When was the last time you told your partner how much you appreciated them? We sometimes forget to focus on the positive things that our partners do and tend to linger on to what didn’t happen. I’m guilty of this too! One exercise I like to do in

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Understanding Self-Esteem

I am providing some information about self-esteem that I found to be useful when working with clients, from The Self-Esteem Workbook, by Glenn R. Schiraldi. I hope you find it useful as well. I’ll be breaking it up in sections and posting, but here is understanding self-esteem: What is self-esteem? It is a realistic, appreciative

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