Child Abuse Prevention Month...Day 17. "How Will You Remember?"

Child Abuse Prevention Month...Day 17.  "How Will You Remember?"

In the heat of an extremely tense moment...when you are feeling stressed out, at your wit’s end, like you’re just about to explode… When you feel like you have No More Capacity for patience…

...Asking this important question and remaining alert for a good answer...and taking the steps it takes to create a durable plan (and, recognizing when it needs to be refined and being willing to go back to the drawing board), that's how you turn an ideal into a workable reality.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month...Day 16 - What do you *have* to do?

Child Abuse Prevention Month...Day 16 - What do you *have* to do?

This is germane to peaceful parenting and preventing child abuse because we hold and made decisions based on the stories we believe about what we have to do, which could prevent and interfere with much of the spontaneous joy our children wish to bring to us! 

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Child Abuse Prevention Month...Day 11. Expectations...

Child Abuse Prevention Month...Day 11.  Expectations...

...expectations can be major friction points in any relationship. In a parent-child relationship, friction points can cause an all-out firestorm.  This kind of firestorm is actually quite preventable...

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Child Abuse Prevention Month...Day 10. "What are you trying to tell me?!"

Child Abuse Prevention Month...Day 10.  "What are you trying to tell me?!"

This approach may take extra effort and patience on a parent's part, but it is time well spent in that it builds connection and defuses potentially volatile situations. The connection this approach builds is cumulative and things just get better and better and better.

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Healthy Self-Worth and Self-Esteem Versus Narcissism (or, What Do Critters Know that We Don't?)

Healthy Self-Worth and Self-Esteem Versus Narcissism (or, What Do Critters Know that We Don't?)

"Here's the punchline: What causes narcissism? Well, I believe that narcissism is the triumph of style over substance; it's the effect of a poor, unhealthy emotional diet that is bereft of the kind of connection that grows healthy self-worth and self-esteem."

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