How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

The Big Ideas! Many difficulties in parenting can be made better by improving the way you communicate with your child. When children feel heard and validated, they become less defensive and more cooperative. Children should experience the natural consequences of misbehavior. Arbitrary punishment is a distraction from the inner process of facing one’s own behavior, … Read more

Living alone. . . happily

In most cultures marriage is considered sacred and, frankly, just something that you do. You were probably raised surrounded by influences which encourage you to find a mate, marry, and procreate. Without a doubt, marriage works for some people. Things are changing. In 1950, approximately 22 percent of American adults were single. Today, that number … Read more

The Little Prince

At the first glance, from its packaging, tone, and treatment, The Little Prince may come across as a children’s book, and very often it’s also sold like one. However, this book is certainly also for adults. More than children, adults need to be reminded of the homilies and the simple truths about what counts and … Read more

Don’t Fall Prey to the Vicious Cycle

Recent research reveals that rekindling a romance often puts out the flame on a couple’s happiness. We’ve all been there. The dreaded cyclical relationship: break up – get back together – break up again – get… you get the picture. It’s tempting. It’s easy. It’s a slippery slope, and, while it happens to everyone, it … Read more

You Seem Happier Than Me (At Least on Facebook)

According to a study by Hui-Tzu Grace Chou and Nicholas Edge in a recent issue of “They Are Happier and Having Better Lives than I Am”: The Impact of Using Facebook on Perceptions of Others’ Lives, at least one form of social networking may not facilitate sociability after all. Facebook “friends” may not only misinterpret … Read more