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15 Things You Need To Stop Doing

15 Things You Need To Stop Doing

A few months ago,  I was reading a blog post on this person’s stop doing list and it really made me think. The following is a list of 15 things I think are important to put on our stop doing list for 2012 so we can be happier, healthier, and full of life! 1. Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with friends or family members that render you miserable. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You are worthy of great friends who support you on your best days and on your worst days.

7 Tips To Find Love & Take Care Of Yourself

7 Tips To Find Love & Take Care Of Yourself

You’re single and you’ve been looking to attract your true love for a long time now. Recently, you’ve gone on a few dates, even been in a relationship or two, but nothing has worked. All of your family and your friends are giving you more dating and relationship advice than you’re even asking for.

How To Show Your Love As A Mother Figure [EXPERT]
Being a mother figure to those in need can prove more rewarding than you ever imagined.

How To Show Your Love As A Mother Figure

Today is a day of blessings and thankfulness. I get to spend Mother's Day with my very own mother and my fabulous kids, as well as my hubby. As I observe my little family and notice all that I am thankful for, I can't help but think about the many people who walk into my office and lack their own mother to celebrate with.

How Important Are Teachers To A Child?

How Important Are Teachers To A Child?

I have the wonderful opportunity of having many educators in my life. Several of my dearest friends are educators. Many of my colleagues work in the school setting. I knew at an early age that education would be important in my own life and pursued an education undergraduate degree. Although, I have never been a “teacher” in a classroom filled with kids, I have been an educator to many through the trainings that I do. My favorite topic to train educators on is “Strategies for Educating Traumatized Children.”

How To Support An Emotionally Traumatized Child

How To Support An Emotionally Traumatized Child

Today was a bit of a tough day at work. I sat with a family who has weathered one of the worst storms that a person could ever imagine…childhood sexual abuse. Children, under the age of 5, traded for sex and video taped for porn. Now, a decade later, these children have to deal with their inner demons. No, they are no longer living with the people who did this to them. No, they have no contact at all with anyone from that part of their life. Yes, they are physically safe. Yes, their heart and their minds are changed forever.

OMG! He Talked to Me!

OMG! He Talked to Me!

You know, women complain constantly: “I just can’t seem to meet any men.” “Ooh, I just can’t meet any men.” But yet when a man approaches, they run away as quickly as possible. “Oh my God, he’s talking to me! I need to run and run and run and run…”

Are The Words You Use Role-Modeling for Your Children?

Are The Words You Use Role-Modeling for Your Children?

WARNING: I will be ranting today! I have some major energy in the above topic. So, if you are easily offended or sensitive, please stop reading now and return for a later blog! That said, let’s chat about tolerance versus acceptance. I see the word “tolerance” everywhere…teach kids tolerance, we need to tolerate others, human resources departments that have tolerance policies…ugh! This drives me crazy. The reality is that tolerance is much different and less positive than acceptance!

The "No Kill Policy": How To Control Anger As A Parent [EXPERT]
Have you ever thought you were going to lose it with your kids?

The "No Kill Policy": How To Control Anger As A Parent

Anger is a powerful, strong emotion, so we need powerful, strong strategies to help release that anger. As adults, we need to have our anger strategies figured out before we attempt to figure that out with our own children. Then, we must remember that our children's emotions are their emotions, not ours.

7 Answers To Why Teens Drop Out Of School

7 Answers To Why Teens Drop Out Of School

As a therapist who sees teenagers, I get this questioned posed to me often…Stacy, I don’t want my child to drop out of school, but they refuse to go and I don’t know what to do. What should I do? I often approach this topic from “what is your child communicating to the rest of us that we aren’t hearing?”