3 Re’s for Parents: Reset, Relate, and Resolve

The 3 Re’s of Relationships is a simple model I developed over time to help myself and my counseling clients work through difficult times with our children.  The 3 Re’s are Reset, Relate, and Resolve: Reset When we’re upset with our children or simply don't understand their viewpoint, parents, we should put ourselves in “time-out.” [...]

By |2022-08-07T00:50:26+00:00September 1st, 2019|All posts, Parenting|0 Comments

Trash Pickup and Healthy Family Relationships

Question: What do curbside trash pickup and building healthy family relationships have in common? Answer: Just like we haul our unusable items to the curb for disposal, we can and should get rid of useless, unhealthy family dynamics and relationship habits that clutter up our home life. Bulky item pickup It’s bulky item pickup time [...]

By |2022-08-07T00:50:40+00:00August 8th, 2019|All posts, Marriage, Parenting|0 Comments

Dad What’s In Your Toolbox

Dad, it’s Father’s Day!  On this special occasion (and year-around), you deserve to hear how important and great you are because you’re both—important and great.  We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for you! But, I want to do more than sing your praises.  In this short post, I invite you to [...]

By |2022-08-07T00:51:09+00:00June 12th, 2019|All posts, Parenting|0 Comments

Before and After Renovating Your Family Relationships

Before home renovations, your home looks like it always did—a little dated here, a little worn out there.  After home renovations, your home looks like a magazine, feels like dream, and smells like a breath of fresh air. As families, we experience a similar newness and satisfaction with our family renovations.  Before working on our [...]

By |2022-08-07T00:51:15+00:00June 1st, 2019|All posts, Marriage, Parenting|0 Comments

Tools That Will Improve Your Family Now and Forever

Tools make a difference in any job we do.  Take laundry for example.  I’m all for air drying clothes, but I got to tell you…I am grateful for my electric washer and dryer.  And, my computer, pencils, pencil sharpener, cell phone…same, I’m grateful for all of those tools!  Oh, and shovels, saws, rakes, hammers, screwdrivers, [...]

By |2022-08-07T00:51:29+00:00May 29th, 2019|All posts, Marriage, Parenting|0 Comments

Worst Parent of the Year Award

Ever feel like you’re the worst parent ever?!  Me, too.  And, for that matter, so do many of the other parents I know.  So, you’re in good company! You and I aren’t really the worst parent ever.  But we worry, don’t we?!  I know I do.  I worry that I’m not playing as much as [...]

By |2022-08-07T00:51:55+00:00May 17th, 2019|All posts, Parenting|0 Comments

Fix Your Family and Improve Your Home Life

You love your family, most days any way.  But, you and they have some problems you'd like to fix.  Here are some of the common problems I hear from the families I work with: disrespectful attitudes, poor communication, taking each other for granted, lack of teamwork, impossible-to-manage schedules, unforgiveness, and the list goes on and [...]

By |2022-08-07T00:08:58+00:00May 12th, 2019|All posts, Parenting|0 Comments
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