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A child’s sense of self is shaped by every interaction he or she has, but is shaped most powerfully by how they are loved and parented in their home.

A child’s sense of self is shaped by every interaction he or she has, but is shaped most powerfully by how they are loved and parented in their home.

You now know how the game works. If you refuse to acknowledge that you are being bamboozled, you’re fair game.

You now know how the game works. If you refuse to acknowledge that you are being bamboozled, you’re fair game.

A person’s possessions speak volumes on what that individual regards as important.

A person’s possessions speak volumes on what that individual regards as important.

Grateful thinking is that middle ground where we teach our children to accept life on life’s terms and to find the good in the painful and in the wonderful.

Grateful thinking is that middle ground where we teach our children to accept life on life’s terms and to find the good in the painful and in the wonderful.

Closure comes from within and in the ability to let go and move on. 

Closure comes from within and in the ability to let go and move on. 

Forgiveness is many things, but we also must teach that forgiveness doesn’t always mean reconciliation.

Forgiveness is many things, but we also must teach that forgiveness doesn’t always mean reconciliation.

Forgiveness is about taking power back.

Forgiveness is about taking power back.

Repressing feelings doesn’t work.

Repressing feelings doesn’t work.

Emotions are the guides to problem solving.

Emotions are the guides to problem solving.

Emotions may be uncomfortable but never minimize them to your children or tell them to ‘get over it.’

Emotions may be uncomfortable but never minimize them to your children or tell them to ‘get over it.’