What is a sincere apology?

What is a sincere apology?

We all know a forced apology when we see one. The eye roll. The huffing under his breath as he quickly says, “Sorry” with a slight attitude. Nothing about that is a sincere apology. I’ve been in the place where I ask one of my kids to apologize to the other and get...
Are you getting stuck in the past?

Are you getting stuck in the past?

Parenting a teenager can feel like a roller coaster! At times it’s because of the teen’s issues, but sometimes it’s parents that can damage the relationship by getting stuck in the past. In Scott Sell’s book, “Parenting Your Out Of Control Teenager”,...
Do you embarrass your child?

Do you embarrass your child?

Social media makes it really easy to share embarrassing stories, get validation, and vent frustrations about being a parent. It’s so easy to post a funny picture or share a silly story of something your child did. Others use it as an outlet to complain about the...
Have you ever been an undercover parent?

Have you ever been an undercover parent?

Ever watched the show Undercover Boss? It’s were a high level executive in a company disguises him or herself as a new trainee in the company to evaluate how the company is going and what changes need to be made. What if you became the undercover parent in order...
Is fear making you an overprotective parent?

Is fear making you an overprotective parent?

I love the movie Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo, where a father’s love fights to keep his son safe. But there’s a strong parenting lesson we all can learn about fear’s impact on parenting. Marlin, Nemo’s dad, was so fearful of Nemo getting hurt that he...