Tired of the Conflict?

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One of the things we sometimes forget as parents is that our brain is hardwired for conflict.  Spend some time with a 2-year old and you will see the way he is willing to stand up for his rights.  “No” seems to be his word of choice as he separates from mom and learns that […]

2 Things to Consider in Trying to Resolve Conflict

Emotion or Logic?

Let’s face it, there are always times when we will struggle with our relationship with our tweens and teens.  Attitudes of defiance or simply overlooking our simple requests can drive us up a wall.

You Want Me to Argue?

My world is spinning in marriage as of late.  Not my own marriage, but difficult marriages. About eight months ago my husband told me he had been looking into getting some training to help men in difficult marriage situations.  It seems that his work world was being ravaged by men who were on the brink […]

Tired of Waiting?

I’ve been asking God lately why we have to spend so much time waiting as parents.  Sometimes its as simple as waiting for our child to pull themselves away from the computer so we can eat dinner as a family.  Other times, it is waiting to see if our teens will ever mature enough to be […]

Re-entry + Time = Conflict

I seem to be swimming in re-entry these days. For me, I’ve been struggling with re-entry into blogging.  The longer I’ve procrastinated (+time), the more conflict that seems to take place in my mind.  You know the kind where you carry on a conversation with yourself .  The voices go something like “once I get this […]

Are You Really Listening?

Last week I encountered a bazaar conversation that made me wonder who had trained the receptionist I was talking with on the phone.  It was really quite a simple request.  The conversation went something like this. “I’d like to make a follow-up appointment for my son on Wednesday, December 17,” I stated in a matter […]