FINDING SUPPORT WHEN YOU’RE A SINGLE PARENT

FINDING SUPPORT WHEN YOU’RE A SINGLE PARENT Arguments about “ideal” family composition aside, it really does take more than one person to raise a child to full potential. Many societies rely on involvement not only from both biological parents, but from the extended family and the whole community. And children do thrive under the influence of multiple perspectives, understood rules with … [Read more...] about FINDING SUPPORT WHEN YOU’RE A SINGLE PARENT

LOVE IS…

WHEN YOU “DON’T HAVE TIME” TO ATTEND YOUR KIDS’ EVENTS Parental busyness is the bane of many a child’s existence. “I’m only trying to give them the best advantages of life” means little to the youngster who sees only that grown-up work hours still run past 8 p.m. on the night of the 7 p.m. concert that Junior practiced for months to get a starring solo in. Seriously, if you “have to” work … [Read more...] about LOVE IS…

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WHEN YOU “DON’T HAVE TIME” TO ATTEND YOUR KIDS’ EVENTS Parental busyness is the bane of many a child’s existence. “I’m only trying to give them the best advantages of life” means little to the youngster who sees only that grown-up work hours still run past 8 p.m. on the night of the 7 p.m. concert that Junior practiced for months to get a starring solo in. Seriously, if you “have to” work … [Read more...] about Copy of WHEN YOU “DON’T HAVE TIME” TO ATTEND YOUR KIDS’ EVENTS

10 SECRETS OF MAKING NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS LAST

10 SECRETS OF MAKING NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS LAST Every year, 41–58 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Every year, over 90 percent of resolution-makers lose their resolve. How can you avoid joining the “failed” majority?    The first thing to remember is that annual resolutions are no different from any other goals: you have to believe in them, visualize them, and work at … [Read more...] about 10 SECRETS OF MAKING NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS LAST

The Secrets of Unconditional Love

The Secrets of Unconditional Love THE BEST LOVE IS UNCONDITIONAL    “You never say you love me,” complained the wife.    Her husband replied, “I said it ten years ago when I proposed. If I ever change my mind, I’ll let you know!” That’s a perfect example of the wrong way to express love for your partner—or your child.    Although few of us would be so brusque when asked directly, many … [Read more...] about The Secrets of Unconditional Love