13 Things that Families Can Do to Raise Mentally Strong Kids

  1 | Build a sense of empowerment, not a victim mentality No matter how difficult things feel, they can do something to help themselves or their situation. 2 | Parent with a sense of values, but not with a sense of guilt All parents can feel guilt over mistakes we have made, but guilt … More 13 Things that Families Can Do to Raise Mentally Strong Kids

Parenting and the Only 8 Words That You Really Need

I won’t lie, this post is just for fun. But it contains 8 very powerful words that can keep any conversation going. It works with teenagers and children, and most husbands. All that you have to do is just click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My … More Parenting and the Only 8 Words That You Really Need

Recovery is Better With a Little Humor!

For an article Addiction: Laughing Loudly While Quietly Crying Into Your Beer, click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up for my blog if you want to receive the latest and best of … More Recovery is Better With a Little Humor!

Addiction: Laughing Loudly While Quietly Crying Into Your Beer

Recovery is about getting your life back. Maybe it’s time to recover your sense of humor? ___ Why are so many addicts or recovering addicts also comedians? Humor should be a part of recovery because humor is central to what it means to be a human being. Humans are the only creatures that laugh. Except for monkeys, hyenas … More Addiction: Laughing Loudly While Quietly Crying Into Your Beer

The Imperfect Parent’s Guide to Teenage Freedom

 If you have a teenager, if you are a teenager, or if know a teenager, you need to read this Declaration of Teenage Independence. ___ My wife and I have been having a discussion for months. Our teenage son bargains, begs for, and sometimes demands more independence. I believe that freedom needs to be earned, but … More The Imperfect Parent’s Guide to Teenage Freedom

The 10 Ways that Living With The Circus Is Better Than Going to Traditional School

I am thinking about sending my children to live with the Circus. My children are at the age when they need to change schools and move up to the next level in their Education. In Canada, we name it Junior High and High School. Whoever named the levels of schooling needs to go back to … More The 10 Ways that Living With The Circus Is Better Than Going to Traditional School