Category Archives: Motivation

Your Wonder Child…

Being a parent isn’t always easy.  When they are giving us “static” or not performing to our expectations, you might sometimes (?) get a bit cross, frustrated or concerned.  As a reminder of what they were and what they can … Continue reading

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Good Choices + Positive Parent Feedback = More Courageous Kids

It is often easy to get angry at our kids when they don't do what we think they ought to–  when they don't do their homework, when they resist doing their chores, when they avoid challenging tasks.  It's possible that … Continue reading

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Happy (and Happier) Mother’s Day Gifts

    Are you ready for Mother's Day?  Are you expecting special attention or maybe even a home-made gift from your kids?  Do you have a partner who is always stumped about what give the Mom-in-the-House?    You might help out … Continue reading

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Scream, Steam or TEAM with Kids about Report Cards

Suppose you worked hard on a project at work and your supervisor picked it apart.  Imagine you didn't give it your best and your supervisor complained about your lack of commitment.  Would either of these reactions by your supervisor stimulate … Continue reading

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Use Encouragement For Better Performance

The manager seeks you out for assistance with a poor performing employee.  “He used to be one of my best workers,” she complains. Your teenagers refuse to clean their rooms; in fact, they refuse to do much of anything around … Continue reading

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They Don’t Call It “Home-WORK” for nothin’!

It’s not as easy to be a kid as it might seem to adults.  They are learning ALL the time: watching us, watching the world around them, coming to conclusions about what it all means. In addition we send them … Continue reading

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