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How do you Culivate Gratitude in Hard Times?

This is supposed to be the season of giving thanks, of Thanks-giving. We encourage our children to be grateful. But are we grateful? How can we be grateful after great loss or death or change that shakes our world?  What … Continue reading

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Save the Date: Wed. eve, January 23, 2013, FREE Parent Workshop

Start the New Year right with a Parent Workshop! Thanks to the Westchester YMCA, I will be presenting a free parent workshop at the YMCA Annex (that nice building behind the Y, formerly Jr. Women’s Club site). TOPIC: Teasing and … Continue reading

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The “Empty Nest Syndrome”

When my kids started leaving the nest, I asked an older mother with grown kids,        “What does the mother bird do when her babies leave the nest?” (I was on retreat and had been watching a bird nest outside my … Continue reading

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My Heart has Many Homes

Hello Again, My husband and I just returned from a refreshing trip to beautiful British Columbia. After living in Los Angeles for almost 29 years, it felt like heaven to see so many green trees, fresh air and Spring blooming … Continue reading

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” You must have a place …

” You must have a place to which you can go in your heart, your mind, or your house, almost every day, where you do not owe anyone and where no one owes you ~~ a place that simply allows for the blossoming of something new and promising.” Joseph Campbell

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Conflicts and Communication Skills

Most parents (including myself) get triggered by what their teenage son or daughter says or does.  We don’t have any control over getting triggered in any relationship. However, we do have control over how we respond, (with practice).  Most parents/people … Continue reading

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“Changes, Transitions, Transformations, oh my!”

In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy & her new friends venture into unknown territory saying, “Lions, & Tigers & Bears, oh my!”. Sometimes changes on the horizon can feel like that, full of fear, suspense, and excitement. This Thursday our … Continue reading

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Is Your Teenager Stressing You Out? ~ Come to a FREE Presentation, Sat. June 11th, 3pm

Parenting Flyer_Layout 1(2) You are cordially invited to the official~ LAUNCHING OF LINDA’S BUSINESS ~ “GET HELP PARENTING” To celebrate Linda’s new business, she will be giving a free, entertaining & informative powerpoint presentation for parents.  Enjoy the food, fun, … Continue reading

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Points for Parents of Teens to Ponder ~ (lessons learned from the trenches)

1.  Don’t lower yourself to their tactics. Teens need you to be the adult. 2. If you become just as emotional and blaming as the teen, it will only get worse. (Believe me, I’ve tried it.) 3. Think.  Where do … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day ~ May 8, 2011

Hello Mothers, For this special day, in your honor, I’d like to share some of my favorite quotes with you: “However far the stream flows, it never forgets its source.” ~ African Proverb  (No matter how old your children are, … Continue reading

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