Blog Category: change

June 3, 2015
Habit #12 – Ask for Help

The WISE family realizes there is a time to ask for help.   No one and no family is 100% healthy all the time.  […]

May 28, 2015
Habit #11 – Become Part of the Larger Community

The healthy family encourages everyone in it to become part of their larger community.   No family lives all by itself.   Every one is […]

April 15, 2015
Habit #10 – Patience and Acceptance

The WISE family fosters a sense of patience and acceptance of others.   Our family has some pretty dramatically differing views of lots of […]

April 8, 2015
Habit #9 – Laughter, Happiness, and Humor

The WISE family has lots of room for laughter, happiness, and humor. There are not many opportunities for all six members of our […]

March 26, 2015
Habit #8 – Order over Chaos

The Wise family projects an attitude of order rather than chaos – both physically and emotionally. Someone is in charge, everyone knows it, […]

December 17, 2014
Habit #2 – Adult Relationships

Healthy families work to have a strong relationship between the adult caregivers.   I am well aware that families come in all shapes and […]

July 31, 2014
The Parenting Puzzle

Parenting is like a puzzle (actually, it is more like the game of Whack-a-Mole but just stay with me here).  Successful puzzle building […]

January 29, 2014
Make a little SHIFT Happen

Throughout the month of January, I have been thinking, writing and talking about the concept of change in families. Families come to me […]

August 19, 2013
Dream With Them, Not For Them

My newly-minted High School Senior son announced this morning that there was very little chance he would get into the college of MY […]

July 4, 2013
School’s Out for Summer!

Summer is a time for kids to take a break from the demands of school, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they can’t […]

April 4, 2013
Parent Power – Get it Back!

I had a very bad parenting moment last night. Actually, make it several moments.    My oldest son decided that the washer was […]