Guest Posts and Contributions

Are You Motivating Or Micromanaging Your Kids?

Motivating Your Kids

The end of December is a time of the year when I typically do a “year in review.” I consider my successes as well as areas in which I may need more motivation or to recalibrate. Like many parents, this review includes goals not only for myself but for my family as a whole. Some…

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Mom’s Blog Contribution: Creating Space For Different Opinions

Elevate Counseling: Communicating Through Different Opinions

The teen years are a time when, developmentally, we challenge social and organizational constructs (and often our parents) in an effort to gain independence. Teens often try on many different hats, expressing strong opinions about topics (even if you feel they have little life experience to understand their deeply felt views). Our current environment is…

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Mom’s Blog Contribution: Are You An Over-Apologizer?

The other day I met a friend for lunch.  She was running about 15 minutes behind schedule.  When she arrived, she immediately apologized for her tardiness (due to traffic, and still within what most would consider acceptable limits).  “No big deal,” I responded. Through the course of the meal, I noticed, that she also issued…

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Mom’s Blog Contribution: Letting Go Of Mom Guilt

For many women, “Mom Guilt” could be its own DSM-V diagnosis. There are so many areas that guilt could take root. Important milestones you may miss because of work. Balancing other commitments that take time and energy. That quick stop at the drive-thru when you “should” be feeding your kids the newest, extraordinarily healthy diet…

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