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How You Can Break The Ice

How You Can Break The Ice

Dear Dr. Romance: What to say in this situation? Okay, so there's this girl in my art class that I really want to talk to and get to know! Problem is she sits at a different table than me and I just plain don't know what to say to her! I'm a senior and she's a sophomore! What should I say to her to show her I'm interested in her? I haven't talked to her yet so I need something to break the ice! Dear Reader: To break the ice, break something! Break a colored pencil or a crayon or something, and then go ask her if you can borrow hers.

Turn A Volatile Relationship Into A Validating One

Turn A Volatile Relationship Into A Validating One

How would you like to turn your relationship that goes from wonderful to awful millions of time a day into a loving, comfortable connection? You love the idea of it, but can't see it happening. The secret lies in discovering whether you have a 'validator' relationship or a 'battle type' relationship. The story of Peter and Hedy will help you find out which fits your connection and offers tips on making your relationship a peaceful validating one.

How To Avoid Language That Tears You Down

How To Avoid Language That Tears You Down

As a therapist one of the first things I say to people in a first session is that they can talk however they want with me including swearing (just not at me, please). The words that I want them to get rid of are not those dirty words that their mothers told them never to say. Mine are words and phrases that cut a person down or give messages that hold them back. Language is more powerful than we often give it credit for.

My Dad Wanted Me to Be A Teacher

My Dad Wanted Me to Be A Teacher

I remember when I was in school my Dad used to say to me, "You should be a teacher." It's so rewarding, helping others and you'll have the Summers off! Well, I took his advice and while I was in public school I was a teacher's aide for Kindergarten and 1st grade. During summer vacations I was a camp counselor. My favorite was the summer I had 3 yr olds. It was one of my missions to have all those kids tie their own shoes by the end of summer...

6 Things To Do If Your Teenager Terrifies You

6 Things To Do If Your Teenager Terrifies You

Lets admit it. Being mom to a teen who is growing into an adult can be intimidating. Add in the hormones, typical teen attitude problems, and maybe a bit of teen insecurity, and you have a recipe for disaster. I’ve been talking to a number of moms lately who sometimes feel downright afraid of their teenager. If this describes you, please keep reading.

Christie Brinkley Shines While Protecting Herself [EXPERT]
Christie Brinkley stayed calm on The Today Show while being grilled in an interview.

Christie Brinkley Shines While Protecting Herself

Women who mistakenly loved psychopaths in the past are often made out to be the trouble-makers while the one creating all the drama sits back and grins. These kind of men have an eerie calm and a manipulative edge to them that can be felt once you are aware of them. We should start listening to the women who are trying to explain that. This kind of man is extremely toxic.

10 Parenting Secrets To Empower Kids: #3 No Means Yes

10 Parenting Secrets To Empower Kids: #3 No Means Yes

By nature, people like be right. We like to be correct. It makes us feel smarter. Kids are people. They like to be right too. Referring back FEAR as addressed in Secret #2, if a kid is afraid to look or sound dumb or un-cool if he or she does something incorrectly, how likely do you think that child is to participate in class, join a club or sport, or try new things?