Tips for Telling your Children You are Divorcing

Tips for Telling your Children You are Divorcing When parents have reached the decision to tell their child they are getting divorced or separated, Dr. Bingham Newman offers this candid advice. “You have to keep that door or window open,” she said. “You have to...

7 WAYS TO TELL IF STRESS IS WEAKENING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

1. Are you sleeping too much or too little? 2. Are you waking up in the middle of the night with your mind racing? 3.Have you felt angry more than usual? Yelling at your kids or the dog, more? 4. Found yourself irritated with tasks that are usually part of your...

Children Learn What They Live

Excerpts from a poem by Dorothy Law Nolte If a Child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn If a child live with hostility, he learns to fight If a child lives with shame he learns to feel guilty If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident If a...

5 Ways to Cope with Stress

Exercise – It seems like a simple thing but the research clearly shows that when we exercise the good chemicals in our brain are released. You may have heard of endorphins. These chemicals make you feel happy and come from the pleasure receptors in your brain....

Forgiveness

Forgiveness can be one of he hardest concepts to understand, but one of the most helpful actions you can take. If you want to move on and give yourself the life of a hero, not a victim, consider the power of forgiveness.Here are some steps to assist you in the process...

Pain is Inevitable Suffering is not

I have recently come across clients who allow themselves to suffer after a painful event in their lives. Maybe a divorce, or a betrayal by a loved one has occurred. The event may truly be painful but holding on to the anger and hurt can only result in suffering. Read...

10 Things Divorced Parents Should Not Do

1.Do Not talk badly, put down, or call my other parent bad names. This makes me feel torn apart and puts me down too.   2.Do Not talk about money, child support, or adult matters. This makes me feel like I have to “fix it”, or that I’m just a possession.   3.Do...