Allowing our children to be children

It seems obvious that “Children are not little adults.” But we often forget that simple truism in interacting with our children, resulting in unnecessary frustration for both us and them. The world appears very differently to children than it does to adults. Children do, in fact, exist in their “own little worlds.” They usually can’t […]

Tips for building and maintaining a long-term relationship

Each year, Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of cute greeting cards and heart-shaped boxes of candy, but it’s also a good time to think about long-term relationships. Our romantic Valentine’s Day relationships actually share many of the same basics as any of our close relationships. Marriage, friendships or even business arrangements are all long-term relationships based […]

Starting the new year by improving relationships

Relationships come in many flavors. They range from very casual to quite close, such as those individuals considered real friends, often people known for a long time. And closest of all is usually with someone with whom the person is romantically and emotionally involved, such as a spouse or a significant other. But what many […]

Making holiday parties a positive, enjoyable experience

It is the season for parties – office parties, social events, get-togethers with friends or relatives. It should be, and can be, a fun time of the year, but it also presents opportunities for difficulties and outright disasters. While sitting home and not socializing may seem a safe answer, that’s really just punishing yourself and […]

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