Posts Tagged "Parenting"

Moms, encourage your sons with three essential phrases.

Moms, encourage your sons with three essential phrases.

In more than a decade of research with thousands of men and boys over the years, one thing that has stood out is the power of a mom’s words to build her son up – or (accidentally) tear him down.  Whether your son is five or fifteen, several phrases are a big, big deal.  Here are three: 1. “I’m so…read more →

How to respond to teenager attitude without losing your mind

How to respond to teenager attitude without losing your mind

Not that this ever happens. But every now and then our kids (girls and boys) might perhaps display a little attitude. Perhaps it’s an eye roll, a derisive tone, a sudden disrespectful temper. Whatever it is, it’s almost guaranteed to make a parent’s head explode. We of course never did this.  Ever. We were perfect darlings. We can’t imagine where…read more →

Every Work-From-Home Parent’s Hilarious Nightmare

Every Work-From-Home Parent’s Hilarious Nightmare

So there you are, in your best suit, giving a Skype video presentation in your best professional manner – and thankful that the people on the other end can’t tell you are doing it all from a home office. After all, you have the impressive bookshelf behind you, and the map on the wall. It is all carefully designed to…read more →

Why the “Married Sex” Video Makes Me Furious

Why the “Married Sex” Video Makes Me Furious

Recently, someone asked what I think about the “Married Sex During the Week” video posted on Facebook and chortled about on social media. Have you seen it? Some women think it’s hysterical. I haven’t found a single man who does. And this vast difference points just how clueless we women can be about something that has a huge emotional impact on…read more →

Two reasons why he walks away from an emotional conversation

Two reasons why he walks away from an emotional conversation

A reader recently asked: “Why does my boyfriend always seem to RUN from a conflict?  Well, not so much conflict, as emotion.   When things get intense, especially if I start crying, I need resolution –but he’s heading out the door.  I try to keep him there, but he says he needs space and leaves.  It is hurtful.  He’s a…read more →

The two most dangerous assumptions women make about relationships

The two most dangerous assumptions women make about relationships

After I finished speaking at a recent women’s event, a beautiful woman who I will call Sierra came up to ask me a question.  “How can I get my husband to do anything to improve our relationship?  He has completely shut down on me.  He won’t go to counseling, he won’t read any books.”  She picked up one of the…read more →

Why I’m Grateful for My Daughter’s First Car Accident

Why I’m Grateful for My Daughter’s First Car Accident

This might sound odd, but I’m really, really grateful for my 16-year-old daughter’s car accident yesterday. Yes, you read that right. She got her license a few months ago, and is a careful, conscientious driver.  She’s uncomfortable going five miles per hour over the speed limit.  She also knows we are sacrificing to get her an old car to drive…read more →

3 things to do when your kid rolls her eyes at you

3 things to do when your kid rolls her eyes at you

Not that this ever happens.  But every now and then our kids (girls and boys) might perhaps display a little attitude. Perhaps it’s an eye roll, a derisive tone, a sudden disrespectful temper.  Whatever it is, it’s almost guaranteed to make a parent’s head explode. We of course never did this.  Ever. We were perfect darlings. We can’t imagine where…read more →