A 'virtual' bond she has created is like any young crush — common sense flies out the window.
A committed writer and speaker with stories to share based on many life lessons. I found a voice and style that matches my spirit. The hope is that these articles inspire reflection and conversation. <br> After a rewarding teaching career that spanned 40+ years, writing became my next step. Many years spent as a guidance education trainer gave me a unique perspective on the lives of children. Divorce twenty years ago provided first- hand knowledge of that life altering experience. As a very single parent, I am devoted to my wonderful family. <br> Every day I knock on the sky and believe impossible things before breakfast. It is all shared with the reader.
We are up to nearly 1,500 lies from one world leader in just over a year in office, but you must teach your child that it doesn't make lying right.
04/23/2018 14:14 EDT
Flirting guidelines today are more clearly defined, and your tweens and teens venturing into their first dating experiences should be aware.
04/04/2018 11:01 EDT
Fake news, conspiracy theories and world leaders that lie on a daily basis are just a few of the reasons why it is important.
03/15/2018 14:34 EDT
It's not easy, but pornography is not going to suddenly disappear from the internet. If anything, access will become easier.
02/20/2018 13:39 EST
As parents and educators, we know children need to learn social emotional skills, which include respecting relationship boundaries.
01/26/2018 10:50 EST
It's time to consider our own personal wants and needs as a new year begins.
01/10/2018 15:10 EST
It was my experience as an educator that children are very capable of understanding complex social issues.
12/13/2017 12:38 EST
We have all been in stressful situations that seemed endless, only to discover they weren't.
12/01/2017 18:20 EST
Making good decisions involves, in part, responding to their own intuitive messages.
11/01/2017 11:50 EDT
When they do, the life lesson is to accept it, learn from it, learn to live with it, move on and carry it softly.
10/03/2017 12:21 EDT
What your daughter "sees" in the mirror and reality can often be at counterpoint.
08/29/2017 12:03 EDT
Relax and learn to prepare for a productive meeting.
08/18/2017 11:39 EDT
The present political turbulence in the U.S. would be well represented by Jimi Hendrix's anthem to a country divided again.
08/03/2017 11:44 EDT
Mediation skills build determination, perseverance, and responsibility. It demonstrates using power and control positively.
07/17/2017 14:54 EDT
It is unfortunate that in today's world, it is a necessary life lesson.
07/04/2017 11:26 EDT
I went through horribly dark times over 20 years ago. I was victimized but thanks to Pat, I did not become a permanent victim.
06/28/2017 13:58 EDT
Losing a loving parent is considered one of life's greatest heartbreaks. It is even more challenging when that death is connected to a holiday that celebrates the gift of a good father. I was only 19 when my father died 48 years ago.
06/13/2017 11:12 EDT
A parenting book club would bring together people involved in a shared experience. It might be combined with a play date with a child carer to oversee the children while the parents talk. There are any number of ways such a group might manifest itself.
06/07/2017 01:44 EDT
Separation and divorce bring a veritable banquet of reasons to be angry because the circumstances are often unfair. You probably didn't stop caring or stop trying to make it work. Anger grows out of that loss of control, for yourself and your future. This anger is hung on that line of uncertainty that trails back months, maybe years behind you.
05/19/2017 09:35 EDT
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