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How to Stop Making Your Kids Angry

by on May 10, 2020

While it may not seem like it, often times a parent is capable of creating or fostering negative emotions like anger in their children. A child who was once cooperative and reasonable may develop a habitual pattern of angry behavior, and this is not always something that a parent can blame on their kid. The… (more…)

6 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Teens

by on May 7, 2020

Teenagers are notorious for their extreme emotional responses. The contrast between “I love you” and “I hate you,” which sometimes can happen within a few minutes, is enough to drive most parents crazy. To cope, many parents end up ignoring their own emotions in an attempt to manage their teen. Over time, this develops into… (more…)

How to Identify a Deceitful Person

by on May 2, 2020

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!” Sir Walter Scott wrote this famous line into his poem titled “Marmion,” a piece written about the Battle of Flodden (1808). The poem recounts a story focused on a love that manages to survive despite a series of deceptions, manipulations, mischaracterizations, lies,… (more…)

How a Narcissist Treats a COVID-19 Spouse

by on April 23, 2020

Kathy woke-up startled to hear her phone ring so at 5 am, with COVID-19 and a stay-at-home order in place, she was immediately worried.  On the line calling her was her narcissistic dad, which he hadn’t done since she left home, so she was immediately on high alert. He skipped any niceties and immediately started… (more…)

30 Ways to Handle COVID-19 Anger

by on April 18, 2020

  Mitchell was furious and desperately wanted to leave home. Under normal circumstances, he would express his anger, leave the house for a few hours to cool off, and then return home later. However, the new lockdown restrictions prevented him from leaving. He wanted to lose it on his kids for the noise and constant… (more…)

Great Time to Improve Time Management

by on April 16, 2020

Before COVID-19 became a household word, time was scarce. The idea of incorporating a new routine or time management technique seemed overwhelming and downright impossible. But now, with the additional time that everyone seems to have as the result of a lockdown, this is a great time to work on some of those habits to… (more…)

21 Tips to Survive Working from Home

by on April 9, 2020

Life is different for everyone. Most businesses are shut down and have asked their employees to work from home. Some, unfortunately, have even lost their jobs. Even people who were accustomed to working from home are now dealing with the presence of additional family members. Added to that, parents are being asked to help monitor… (more…)

How to Improve Your Relationships During Lock-down

by on April 4, 2020

Ralph was puzzled. While he struggled with social connection his whole life, he was making a conscious effort to be different now that the whole family was in lock-down due to Coronavirus. Yet, the harder he tried to connect with his family, the worse things got. The more he tried to “be real” by openly… (more…)

101 Things to Do During a Lock-down

by on April 2, 2020

Are you running out of things to do while staying safe at home? Here are some suggestions to keep mentally healthy. Meditate. Read. Reread a favorite book. Pray. Sleep more. Start a new diet. Do a cleanse. Count the amount of water you drink. Take your vitamins. Start a new morning routine. Start a new… (more…)

Dealing with Difficult Family During Lock-down

by on March 28, 2020

Kim wished she could live on an island away from the constant badgering of difficult people in her life. Her grandmother would call her daily to disseminate the latest gossip on her family. Her brother was constantly comparing her success to his even though they did not share the same profession. Her boss was an… (more…)

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