What is Your Parenting Personality Type?

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Silly Remarks Moms Make (And Reasons to Stop Saying Them)

There are remarks moms make to release some of the weary feelings felt from the day to day of keeping the house and family together. Many of these remarks are meant to be fun and not much thought is given to them… However, some of those remarks are extremely harmful to your present and future…

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Blaming Others for Our Bad Attitude

Our family recently went to see the movie, Peter Rabbit. A comical and light movie, Peter Rabbit was superficially entertaining, yet it had a deeper lesson that wasn’t so obvious and I’d like to share it with you… Peter Rabbit and his family create all kind of messes for the old and the new Mr.…

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3 Important Lessons to Help Your Family Deal with Loss

The last two weeks have been a reminder of how fragile our life can be. As many of you know, we lost a dear young friend in a tragic car accident two weeks ago. Our young family friend- Emily Martinez, passed away Monday, March 6th at 1am when her vehicle hit a tree and went…

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3 Characteristics of Healthy Parental Authority

I was recently talking with a mom whose goal is to be a healthy authority figure. We started exploring the idea of authority and what it means to her as a parent. During our coaching session, I realized that although authority is a common word in our society, the definition is not very clear for…

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How to Become Aware of Negative Emotions

How To Become Aware Of Negative Emotions

Emotions are God given feelings which allow us to experience the world around us. In essence, emotions are neither positive or negative, but because through them we experience positive or negative feelings, we refer to the emotions themselves as positive or negative.   The overload of negative emotions that have not been processed causes us…

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What’s the Difference Between Conditional and Unconditional Love?

The topic of conditional and unconditional love is addressed with almost every client I work with.  Although some people would say “If it’s conditional, then it’s not really love,”  it is just a way of speaking. We use “conditional” as a framework of what we are speaking about.   When I address the topic of…

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Timed Complaining- My Solution to Stop “Swallowing” Your Emotions

I was recently on a business trip with a friend and after spending a few hours traveling he said to me, “you are so negative. You have to pay me $5 every time you say something negative.” That came across as a surprise to me, because I’ve always believed myself to be a very positive…

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The Stuck Mother- 3 Reasons She Stays There

The world changes and grows, but life for the “stuck” mother doesn’t… The house is an unequivocal chaos of dirty laundry, shoes, toys and knick knacks… day after day. The children raise their high pitched voices even to the point of whining and manipulating, so she can come to their rescue… hour after hour. Her…

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What is Emotional Intelligence and Why It Matters to You and Your Family

The majority of my work is around emotions… In essence, the ESSENCE OF FAMILY DYNAMICS has to do with the emotions people feel and how each member of the family handles those emotions. If a mom is angry, she can choose to show anger or not. If a dad is frustrated, he can choose to…

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