Let’s face it, we all have regrets from the past. Those deep places in our very soul that tend to haunt us from time to time. They rear their ugly head at the worst possible moment. These are the things we hold on tightly to, hoping that no one will ever find out the truth. […]
The word validation has been cropping up everywhere I turn for the past two weeks and it is a piece of Dare 13. It’s something that I’ve struggled with for years. I always thought empathy and validation were essentially the same thing. I tended to be pretty good on the empathy front so I assumed that […]
I’ve had lots of conversations with parents about respect. The first thing many ask is “How do I get my kid to respect me?” It is certainly a challenge in today’s culture. Disrespect is the norm. Rather than integrity being at the core of what society teaches, it has become who is the best at […]
“F-You,” came the shocking words flung in anger from her 12 year old son. It was the first time his mom had heard words like that come out of his mouth.
I hear it often from women– almost daily. The excuses, I mean. The “I don’t deserve, I wish it were better, If only I could be more, I should have,” and the list goes on. In their mind, they never quite measure up. And they start owning everything that goes with parenting. They own the […]
I spoke to a mom of a new college student just a few weeks ago. Her daughter had just come home from college for Christmas break for the first time. The mom was joy-filled at getting to see her daughter for a couple of weeks, but she talked about how stressful it was on the […]