Archives For May 2013

No job in the world is more important than being a parent, but where do we get the training?

Real Love is, “I care how YOU feel.” Conditional love is, “I care about how you make ME feel.” We give our children real love when we care about their happiness without any concern for what we want. It’s unconditional love when children are ungrateful, disobedient and inconvenient, and even make us look bad, yet we’re not disappointed, hurt or angry because our concern is for loving and teaching THEM!

Real Love in Parenting, by Greg Baer, MD, is the best insight I’ve come across in my 22 years as a therapist. It’s revolutionizing parenting across the globe and the results are astounding. No job in the world is more important than being a parent, but where do we get the training? A father that I’m working with has been learning these new parenting principles by listening to the audio version of this book. One day his little five-year-old daughter came running up to her mother saying, “Mommy! Daddy is listening to a song on the computer that is helping him be a better Daddy…and it’s working! He let us play in the bathtub and he didn’t even get mad!!” Continue Reading…

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It can emotionally weigh you down, and negatively impact your other relationships. So, why are we still hanging on?

Think of the action words we use to describe our behavior around resentments: We “hold on to” OUR grudges and we “carry” OUR resentments. Grudges don’t hold on to us, we hold on to them; and resentment doesn’t carry us, we carry it. We are in charge; we are responsible! We are the only ones that can let go and put down these weapons of mass destruction.

Here are a few ways to “budge a grudge,” and find emotional freedom: Continue Reading…

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