Category: relationships

Tips for Teens: Talking to Your Parents So They Will Listen

There are plenty of teenagers out there who feel like their parents don’t listen to them. It can seem hopeless – like they just don’t get it. If this sounds familiar to you, here are some tips about how to talk to parents so you are more likely to be heard. Regularly initiate communication with your parents – not just when you want…

Wise Compassion

For some time I have been meaning to revise an old blog post of mine called What Does “Too Nice” Mean?  I think the phrase “too nice” is an unfortunate one because I don’t think its actually possible to be so.  Kindness, thoughtfulness, and compassion are wonderful strengths and the world could certainly use more.  But, it…

Men and Emotions

Emotions are important to optimal life functioning, but due to conditioning and socialization, many men in our society tend to be at a disadvantage when it comes to recognizing, understanding and managing them. This is largely due to the way we have historically raised and treated boys in US culture. Fortunately, it is possible increase one’s understanding of…

Effective Parenting

Positive parenting is a way to set expectations, instill values and live together as a family in relative peace while maintaining a resilient and satisfying relationship with your child. An essential part of a positive parenting is developing a strong foundation of trust, love and respect. It will be difficult to interact with your child…