COVID 19 has confronted our desire for (and delusions of) predictability and control. Nobody has been here before. What is normal? There certainly is more uncertainty than anybody finds comfortable. Building on the circle of influence we can confront the COVID 19 anxiety.
Discipline is more than a once off intervention. It is an ongoing display of secure boundaries and consistent consequences. In this stressful time, children may be picking up on our anxiety and the changes in routine which may lead to a greater need for these displays of love (i.e. secure boundaries and consistent consequences). Here is a quick review of discipline strategies. Continue reading Corona: Discipline, don’t destroy
COVID 19. Working from home. Children too! Yikes! What are you going to do!?
Having our children home for the next few weeks can seem so daunting. Before placing our COVID 19 anxiety and work-from-home-parenting-stress on our children, let us not forget the privilege of spending time with them. A few quick activity ideas to keep the children out of mischief and keep you out of jail. Continue reading Corona: Keeping parents out of jail
Leadership. So often portrayed as a skill only suitable for the up-front-guys and extraverts or the learned and experienced. But leadership is a tool we all use on a daily basis. It would be wise to review your leadership approach holistically to avoid single faceted linear leadership.
Continue reading Leadership 360: it’s for everyone
School based and cyber bullying has received a lot of attention in recent times. Unfortunately, bullying is no longer something that is limited to the playground with increasing reports about bullying in the workplace. Follow these simple steps in dodging bullying in the settings you may find yourself. Continue reading Dodging Bullying: From Playground to Workplace
If only parenting came with a manual! But it doesn’t. Parenting requires navigating a variety of important but often contradictory values. With the added complication of attempting to parent your children with other adults with different parenting styles. How would you rate your parenting style on a graph measuring warmth (low and high) and firmness (low and high)? Continue reading Assess your parenting style
Communication is the foundation for all relationships, and therefore the source of most conflicts. Often we fight about HOW we fight, rather than WHAT we fight about. Continue reading Are you speaking the right language?
If you are born in 2020 and live to be 80 years old, you will live to see the year 3000! I wonder how much the world would have changed by then? Well, the smart thing would be to keep up and continue encouraging ourselves to learn and achieve new things. The SMARTER thing would be to set do-able goals. Here’s how!
It’s the new year. You have committed to being a fitter healthier you, which included new running shoes and an expensive gym membership. But, real life has swung into action and the goals you set feel impossible to reach. And you
Follow these steps to increase your motivation:
Continue reading Staying motivated
Wellness is more than physical or mental health. It refers to holistic wellness – satisfaction with a variety of domains in your life. How well are you? How do you figure it out? And what do you do with that information? Continue reading Wellness as a pizza