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You Don’t Have To Accept Being Taken For Granted: Part II

Step Back And Check Your Messages On Thursday, I shared with you Part One of this two-part series on how to stop being taken for granted. That post ended with an exercise that, if you did it, would have led you into an appreciation, if not full understanding, why people in your life continue to take advantage of you. Check out that exercise before moving on to the next steps in this process. As said in that earlier post, many people have written and spoken on this topic of taking

My 6-Year Daughter Made Me Stop Lying

And A Child Shall Lead Them Previously published on February 27, 2014 She was only six or seven years old but this was the most gut-wrenching experience with her. It was also a most life-enhancing one for me. Money was tight with us. We were still renting and although both of us were working, our responsibilities extended beyond our household. My baby girl was in prep school at the time and that was a fee we also had to cover. Her birth father was to help with that but as

Dear Parents: Set Boundaries For Your Kids

Saying “No” Is Hard To Do Part One of this two-part successful parenting series was a horror story about one of the worst behaved kids I have ever met. Not all cases are like that, in fact most are not. At the end of  last week’s story I stated that children need to hear the word “No. Children need boundaries. I know most of you are thinking “well my child hates to hear no and acts out even more” and that very well may be true. I know how exhausting

The Key To Successful Parenting: Teaching Boundaries

Personal Declaration On Parenting Let me start by saying that I do not have children and I am not the kind of woman who has dreamt of reproducing since I found that red stain in my underwear. Sure I want kids but it is not a burning desire. Maybe this attitude affects me in ways that I am unaware of or maybe what I am about to tell you is true regardless of my feelings on parenthood. I am leaving that up for you to decide and please, understand that