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Breaking: You Can Have Your Family Back If You Chose To Get Off the Treadmill

A-Matrix-for-21st-century-familiesYou’re on life’s thread-mill, exchanging time for dollars…running faster and faster just to stay in one place.

Your grandparents used to bring home less pay. Yet they had more leisure time and lived fairly comfortable lives by world standards. More importantly, they raised an entire family with hardly a glitch.

We’ve gotten amazing technology. The entire planet is starting to boom financially. How has mankind gotten worse off in the midst of the most spectacular growth-period in history?

This is the picture your life is made of, and you know something’s terribly wrong with it. But like most other folks, you accepted it even while having that vague, unsettling suspicion all this isn’t quite right. And it’s not just the picture of your life either…it’s the entire frickin’ canvas everyone’s life is woven into. It’s big and you feel it’s staring you straight in the face but you still can’t put a single finger on it.« Continue »

How To Master Ninja Parenting Tricks and Skills Like a Boss.

Get your TLP Survey done picIt’s the world’s best kept secret… hiding in plain sight.

And it’s making you more than just a little angry.  It’s too big an issue, too important… means too much to so many…the proverbial elephant in the room that’s so big, we just assumed it was a hairy wall and the room was supposed to be THIS small!

Downright crazy!

Every blog, every magazine, every online advice column on parenting hints at it. But no one comes out plain and just tells it like it is.

I’m not talking about those mommy blogs that promote freebies mind you. I’m talking about outfits that talk about how to parent… how to teach kids the important life skills, attitudes, values and habits that will make them win at this thing called life.« Continue »

Why Is This So Hard?

You just can’t win.

Happens every frickin’ time.  Just when you thought things are finally turning around, something else again.

She’s being rude and argumentative to every request you make. What’s a parent to do in a situation like that? You don’t have time for this!  Back in the day, she’d get a taste of your belt.« Continue »

Why Building Better Relationships Is The Most Worthwhile Goal For Any Year

So instead of “resolving” to do anything, how about seeing, in minute detail, what it’s going to be like by the end of the year with the kids? The laughter, the playing, the fun, the hugs, great school grades… all of it.

There’s a lot we have to talk about on this. I thought I’d start here. Tell me in your comment feedback below the video what you think about where I’m going with this:

Using Communication Skills–Are You Shooting Your Parent-Child Relationshop In the Foot?

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Here’s a story in my work-life that happens way too often:

I use all the tools I can muster to get a teenager to talk to me… often after days of building a relationship and getting him to trust me.

Finally, I get him to open up about the issue that landed him in my office.  Then I go through my little spiel about the one person in the world that really has his best interest at heart, and would go to the ends of the world and back for him.. his parents.

See… anytime a responsible parent still has influence  on how the child or teen thinks, things don’t go far wrong. But more often than not, the reply breaks my heart.« Continue »